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Does Mitchell really have higher property taxes than the rest of the state?
At last night's Mitchell City Council meeting, an oft-repeated claim was made about Mitchell supposedly having the highest or among the highest property taxes in the state: Roger Musick, CEO of Innova...
12/3/13 at 9:30 AM Silicon Valley in South Dakota? 8/2/12 at 2:41 PM
Is an opt-out the solution to our road woes? 4/1/10 at 7:22 AM
Will a health savings account change my SSA retirement?
Q: I am considering use of a heath savings account plan at work. Using one would reduce my taxes but have a secondary result of lowering my earnings for Social Security.Can this reduce my future Socia...
12/2/13 at 12:51 PM Just received: Tax Year 2013 Business Service Online updates 11/27/13 at 9:17 AM
Register now and use SSA Business Services Online 11/18/13 at 1:36 PM
‘People have a right to expect lower property taxes’
By Don Davis The future of state aid that many local Minnesota governments depend on may be at stake in the next few weeks as property taxes appeared to be headed up. By mid-December, city, county and...
11/25/13 at 9:07 AM Democrats face property tax campaign issue in 2014 11/25/13 at 9:05 AM
Legislature must find money before new taxes can disappear 10/28/13 at 8:00 AM
Special Election Preparation
By Fargo Public Schools Business Manager Broc Lietz Preparations are underway currently for a special election which will be held on March 11, 2014. This election will be for the sole purpose of deter...
10/29/13 at 4:14 PM Legislative Update 2/14/13 at 2:17 PM
Do you know the Board? (Part 8 of 9) 3/12/12 at 1:35 PM
Increasing Taxes -- Can We Just Say "No"?
Anybody who has tried to lose weight knows that it involves saying the word, "No," a lot. It's not easy, and sometimes you say "no," to some really cool things (cheesecake!), but ultimately, if you'...
10/18/13 at 2:47 PM Oppression and Impoverishment, American Style 9/25/13 at 11:02 AM
Foundation of Retirement - Social Security
Social Security payments are important to most American's retirement plans. After all, a worker has contributed a significant portion of their incometo Social Security via payroll taxes;starting at2.2...
6/4/13 at 7:33 AM Pay Taxes On What You Spend – Not On What You Earn 2/18/13 at 4:25 PM
2013 Medicare Tax Increases 2/7/13 at 4:48 PM
Tax the middle class
"Under the House Democrat Tax bill, 60 percent of people in the middle income tax bracket will see an income tax increase." And this is from the party that campaigned on helping the middle class. When...
5/8/13 at 9:54 AM Surly Brewing Speaks out on tax 4/30/13 at 5:24 PM
Don't forget to do your taxes. There are programs to help Seniors called Tax-Aide.There is Community Action in Duluth and other programs that are free. Check out this website: www.aarp.org/findtaxhe...
3/12/13 at 6:28 AM Kids, Deductioins, and College 3/11/12 at 1:40 PM
Taxes are Coming Due 4/13/11 at 6:48 PM
Making the Case against Receiving a Federal Income Tax Refund
Millions of Americans celebrate receiving an income tax refund each year. Many of these same people live each month under the burden of financial hardship, struggling to make ends meet, often falling ...
3/8/13 at 11:43 AM Ways to Find Money and Offset Social Security Tax Hike 1/4/13 at 4:42 PM
Spending Your Tax Refund the Right Way 4/17/12 at 6:54 AM
McGovern’s economic plan demanded ‘equal treatment’
By TOM LAWRENCE The Daily Republic EDITORS NOTE: This is part of a weekly series examining the events of 40 years ago that led to Mitchell native George McGoverns Democratic presidential nomination an...
9/1/12 at 2:31 PM
SENATOR JOE GIMSE PLEASED WITH LATEST ECONOMIC UPDATE FEATURING $336 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL STATE REVENUE
St. Paul State Senator Joe Gimse (R Willmar), Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, applauded the news from a just released economic update that showed the State of Minnesota now has $336 mi...
7/12/12 at 3:08 AM
Do you want property tax reform?
I'm trying to put together a column on how Measure 2 and how, even though it was defeated, it really tapped into a strong vein in North Dakota in that lots of people feel they either, A- Property taxe...
6/13/12 at 3:31 PM Thoughts on taxes, Part 1: The problem with withholding income taxes 3/10/11 at 2:10 PM
Just paid my 2010 taxes 3/3/11 at 8:35 PM
Tax Freedom Day
Yesterday, in addition to be the deadline for filing Federal and State tax returns it was also Tax Freedom Day. Tax Freedom Day is the day that average Americans have earned enough to pay their tax b...
4/18/12 at 6:00 AM
Record on taxes is clear
All votes of Fargo city commissioners are public record and are verified in the minutes of all the commission meetings. Im proud of my record as one who works to engage the community to make better us...
4/8/12 at 6:50 AM
Property Taxes: Whose Money Is in the Bucket?
I've had a few questions about several stories I've written about property taxes, and I would like to share with you my bucket analogy, which simplifies some of the complex things that determine a per...
4/5/12 at 1:52 PM