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No draft for women in $618.7 billion annual defense bill heading to Obama
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Man facing 16 felonies for alleged kidnapping, assault of Willmar woman
Santa comes early to Jefferson
Solar garden planned north of Brainerd
WCT daily sports schedule
2016 Tribune Boys Basketball Previews
Boys Basketball Previews: Cards' Slagter always puts team first
Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
March 10, 2015
State leaders disagree on rail oil safety plans
ST. PAUL — There is no overall agreement on how to prevent Minnesota oil train explosions. Democrats want to raise railroad taxes $100 million...
March 10, 2015 - 11:26pm
February 22, 2015
GOP legislators’ focus turns outstate
ST. PAUL — If rural Minnesota lawmakers get their way this session, a lot more taxpayer dollars soon will start flowing out of the seven-county...
February 22, 2015 - 11:00pm
January 21, 2015
State income tax filing season begins in Minnesota
ST. PAUL (Forum News Service) — Tax season is underway in Minnesota, as residents have been able to file state income tax forms as of Tuesday. The Minnesota Department of Revenue said its online filing system will be available until the file date of April 15. The department’s...
January 21, 2015 - 7:00am
January 20, 2015
Kandiyohi County denies Habitat for Humanity tax abatement
WILLMAR — Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota will have to pay $37,305 in overdue property taxes on their office and ReStore...
January 20, 2015 - 11:37pm
January 13, 2015
Minnesota revenues increase by $212 million
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans paid more in taxes than expected the last two months, Minnesota Management and Budget reported Monday. The state finance agency said tax collections were up 6.4 percent over November projections. Individual November and December income taxes were nearly $1.6...
January 13, 2015 - 7:00am
December 26, 2014
Minnesota tax increase possible, not guaranteed
ST. PAUL — Let’s face it: What most Minnesotans want to know about the upcoming legislative session is whether lawmakers will raise their...
December 26, 2014 - 8:00pm
November 27, 2014
Minnesota tax collections and spending appear likely to stay steady
ST. PAUL — After a Thanksgiving holiday at his son’s home in San Francisco this weekend, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will return to his Capitol area office Monday to start working “full bore,” he said, on crafting what is likely to be a $40 billion-plus budget to submit to...
November 27, 2014 - 11:09pm
October 3, 2014
Local candidate forum: Sawatzky, Baker tackle jobs, taxes, transportation and political leadership
WILLMAR — Candidates vying for the District 17B House of Representatives seat met Friday in a forum sponsored by the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber...
October 3, 2014 - 11:31pm
September 21, 2014
New London-Spicer school district sets building project meeting
NEW LONDON — An informational meeting on a proposed $14.6 million construction project in the New London-Spicer School District will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the high school cafeteria. Voters will decide on Nov. 4 whether to approve the project, which would be funded with...
September 21, 2014 - 10:45pm
September 2, 2014
Another tax case is coming down the pipe
OLIVIA — One week ago the Renville County Board of Commissioners approved a $195,110 “refund check’’ to Alliance Pipeline, the consequence of a tax court settlement that lowered the value of the pipeline through the county. On Tuesday, the board learned that new litigation...
September 2, 2014 - 9:27pm
July 16, 2014
Minnesota farmland taxes expected to rise
ST. PAUL — Many Minnesota property owners could see some tax relief this year, but farmers can expect higher taxes for at least the next two years. “What I am hearing is it is making it much more difficult to do business as a farmer,” Rep. Paul Marquart, D-Dilworth, said of...
July 16, 2014 - 11:32pm
May 28, 2014
Letter: The real source of wealth
In response to E.J. Dionne’s column in the May 20 paper, quoting Elizabeth Warren’s statements: “You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to...
May 28, 2014 - 5:00am
May 8, 2014
Negotiators agree to state tax breaks
ST. PAUL — Farmers, homeowners, renters and businesses would share $103 million in a second round of Minnesota tax cuts after negotiators worked out a compromise that is expected to pass the Legislature next week.
May 8, 2014 - 11:25pm
April 15, 2014
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsay
April 15, 2014 - 12:01am
March 20, 2014
Legislature inches toward tax cuts
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers edged closer to passing millions of dollars in tax cuts today.
March 20, 2014 - 1:32pm