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Safety coalition rewards drivers for buckling up
Records published Oct. 26
Trump comes out ahead in Willmar High School mock election
County Board candidates square off at forum
Renville County parks to close to motor vehicles in winter
Four-goal period sparks Wild to rout of Bruins
Ness runs wild in NLS victory
Prahl helps Dragons overcome Holdingford
Kluber, Indians blank Cubs in World Series opener
Cardinals preparing for stingy Northfield defense
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Aldean "Swede" Carlson
John G. Schmidt
Dale Richard Johnson
Harold E. Lee
Steven G. Smith
Cohen: Could WIkiLeaks hurt transparency?
Jill R. Benson letter: Sawatzky will bring positive change
Inga Mae B. Urke letter: Get informed, then go out and vote
Joe Jorgenson letter: Our legislators' choices matter
Sharyl R. Helgeson letter: Asmus has long record of service
March 6, 2014
Minn. governor's plan includes more tax cuts, bigger reserves
ST. PAUL -- A bigger tax cut and depositing more money in the state budget reserves are Gov. Mark Dayton's priorities in how to deal with a $1.2 billion surplus.
March 6, 2014 - 11:16am
February 26, 2014
Renville County approves tax settlement with Alliance Pipeline
OLIVIA — As was expected, the Renville County Board of Commissioners approved a state-negotiated settlement that will refund taxes to Alliance Pipeline. The commissioners approved an agreement at their meeting on Tuesday that requires the county, two school districts and...
February 26, 2014 - 12:00pm
February 20, 2014
Minnesota to consider local oil disaster aid
ST. PAUL – Local emergency responders say they want the state’s help handling safety concerns as crude oil travels on railroads, highways and pipelines through their communities, but the Legislature has little time to act on the issue this year and many questions to answer....
February 20, 2014 - 10:00am
February 15, 2014
Ag tax relief a highlight of Minnesota speaker’s rural initiatives
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Rural Minnesotans’ ears will be burning when state legislators return to the Capitol Feb. 25 for their 2014 session. House Speaker Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, promises a variety of greater Minnesota issues will be debated, especially...
February 15, 2014 - 4:00am
February 12, 2014
Letter: How tax decisions are made
A comment and a couple of legislative concerns caught my eye in the Feb. 5 edition of the West Central Tribune. The quote attributed to Harlan Madsen that “the world is run by those who show up” is certainly true in Kandiyohi County. Wasn’t the decision to build a new law enforcement...
February 12, 2014 - 1:00am
December 4, 2013
Letter: Praise for Willmar mayor, council protecting tax dollars
I have read the letters being submitted to the Tribune concerning our mayor and certain council members. My brother is mayor of Redwood Falls and I have watched him and his council be watchdogs of the public treasury and still find ways to provide needed services to the less fortunate...
December 4, 2013 - 11:51am
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