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Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
KRA fined for Willmar fireworks incident
Willmar convenience store robbery suspect pleads not guilty
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Cardinals open season with shutout loss
Updated: Bridgewater out for season with dislocated knee, torn ACL
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Charles "Chuck" Green
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
Letter: Day of reckoning is near
Letter: Governor should call special session
Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
November 24, 2013
Democrats face property taxes as a campaign issue
ST. PAUL — Democrats for years blamed Republicans for forcing local governments to raise property taxes.
November 24, 2013 - 11:10pm
Future state aid may be at stake as property taxes appear headed up
ST. PAUL — The future of state aid that many local Minnesota governments depend on may be at stake in the next few weeks as property taxes...
November 24, 2013 - 11:08pm
October 11, 2013
Minnesota tax revenues mixed early in fiscal year
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota sales and personal income tax receipts were up in the first three months of the state fiscal year as state revenues came in just short of projections.
October 11, 2013 - 8:54am
August 29, 2013
U.S. Treasury grants wide tax recognition to same-sex couples
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All legal same-sex marriages will be recognized for U.S. federal tax purposes, the Obama administration said on Thursday, allowing married gay couples to claim the same tax benefits as their heterosexual peers.
August 29, 2013 - 3:13pm
August 19, 2013
Lower property taxes? No guarantees
ST. PAUL — The Dayton administration predicts Minnesotans’ property tax bills will fall next year.
August 19, 2013 - 1:00am
August 10, 2013
Editorial: Leaders must hear business concerns
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders are discussing a possible September special session to appropropriate funding for disaster relief and overturn a sales tax on farm implement repair. There is apparently strong bipartisan support for action on both of these items....
August 10, 2013 - 9:00am
August 5, 2013
Increased local government aid vital to government partnerships
WILLMAR --EMDASH-- When a house or barn catches fire in a rural community, property owners expect fire trucks to come screaming down the road....
August 5, 2013 - 11:25pm
June 17, 2013
IRS official contradicts claims about reviews
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Internal Revenue Service supervisor in Washington says she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applications from tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, including some requests that languished for more than a year without action.
June 17, 2013 - 6:34am
May 30, 2013
Commentary: The 2013 Legislature’s legacy? Minnesota can do better
Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders convened in January with a common goal of “progress for Minnesotans on education, job creation and...
May 30, 2013 - 10:00am
May 28, 2013
Tax overhaul: Looking to IRS scandal for momentum
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The storm engulfing the Internal Revenue Service could provide a boost for lawmakers who want to simplify U.S. tax laws - a code that is so complicated most Americans buy commercial software to help them or simply hire someone else to do it all.
May 28, 2013 - 3:26pm
May 20, 2013
Minnesota House OKs $2 billion tax bill, Senate backs Capitol repair
ST. PAUL - The keystone of Minnesota Democrats’ budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, won House approval early today and the Senate pulled a surprise in the early morning hours by approving money to fund state Capitol building renovations. Faced with a midnight constitutional...
May 20, 2013 - 9:58am
May 19, 2013
$2 billion tax bill heads to passage, bonding remains uncertain
ST. PAUL -- The keystone of Minnesota Democrats’ budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, was headed for final legislative passage late Sunday while a public works bill remained in doubt as time runs out in the 2013 legislative session.
May 19, 2013 - 10:46pm
May 15, 2013
Taxes key as debate over Minn. budget hits home stretch
ST. PAUL — Taxes remain a key issue as the Minnesota House, Senate and governor’s office negotiate a final budget deal in the last days of the 2013 legislative session. House-Senate tax conference committee members exchanged a number of proposals Wednesday, but did not come...
May 15, 2013 - 11:43pm
Holder: Potential civil rights violations at IRS
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI's criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service could include potential civil rights violations, false statements...
May 15, 2013 - 2:11pm
May 14, 2013
Top IRS official didn't reveal tea party targeting
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress was not told tea party groups were being inappropriately targeted by the Internal Revenue Service, even after acting agency Chief Steven Miller had been briefed on the matter.
May 14, 2013 - 6:27am