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Prosecutors want police conduct expert to testify at Minnesota police officer's manslaughter trial
Minn. legislators weigh increasing penalties for blocking highways during protests
Teenager supporting veterans around Minnesota with clothing
Two vineyards challenge Minnesota grape law
Subsidy cuts could mean 'death spiral' for small airports in upper Midwest
Rubio's three FTs send Wolves past Pacers
Local Roundup: Jackson earns All-America honors
U.S. women's team settle pay dispute, avoid boycott
Gimenez hardest transition to Twins may be getting son on the bandwagon
Tonkin polishing new cutter in Twins bullpen
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Keith L. Sorenson
Delores A. Larson
Ethel L. Anderson
LeRoy H. Koenen
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
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
March 19, 2014
Senate tax bill arrives after Dayton complains about fellow Dems stalling
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday used his first public appearance since Feb. 8 to accuse fellow Democrats who lead the Senate...
March 19, 2014 - 1:00am
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