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South Washington County Schools to continue 1-to-1 iPad initiative at five schools
City of Newport to pay $115,000 to injured former police officer
Funeral home offers replacement bench to St. Paul Park woman after memorial bench stolen from husband's gravesite
Junction 70 Grill plans November opening in Cottage Grove
Man sentenced to 13 years for third-degree murder of Park High grad
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Cyclist Isaac Bryant preps for competition in Europe
East Ridge Girls Lacrosse: Yoshida readies for ‘next step’
Baseball: Local athletes compete at All-Star Series
Local activities directors get energized at conference
Park Softball: Loshek helps Wolfpack rise from ashes
Cottage Grove-area runners earn finisher medals at Grandma’s Marathon
Crunch time: Former Rainbow Foods bites the dust in demolition
Grand day for a parade at Cottage Grove's Strawberry Fest
Strawberry Fest talent show: opera to ukelele
Up, up and away: Strawberry Fest takes off
arts and entertainment
AMENDMENT TO CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME CUSTOM ONE HOMES STATE OF MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE
CITY OF NEWPORT NOTICE OF HEARINGS ON IMPROVEMENT
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
ACORN MINI STORAGE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
DISTRICT 833 JUNE 9 MEETING MINUTES
Mary J. Hayden, 81
Hubert O. Hovde
Margel "Marge" Hovde, 93
LaVerne C. Imholte, 87
Mason R. Maki, 22
Viewpoint: No student should be invisible
Letter to the editor: Thanks for the help
Letter to the editor: McNamara used good ol' boy politics
Letter to the editor: Concerned with district on teacher contract
Letter to the editor: McNamara rigged legislative filing
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February 8, 2010
Tax increase attempt, or not?
ST. PAUL -- Whether Democratic Minnesota senators favor passing a tax increase this year is an unanswered question. Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller of Minneapolis said on Friday said he agreed with those who say a tax increase will not succeed in light of Republican Gov....
politics / News
February 8, 2010 - 8:39am
December 14, 2009
Minnesota, Wisconsin end tax talks
A $40 million disagreement means people who live in Minnesota or Wisconsin and work in the other state will need to file income tax returns in both. "A final nail in the issue," is how Minnesota Revenue Commissioner Ward Einess described the situation. The commissioner and Wisconsin...
December 14, 2009 - 10:45am
December 10, 2009
Mixed reactions on local budgets
Mix one part plummeting revenue, a dash of declining state aid plus a property tax levy bump -- what do you get?
December 10, 2009 - 8:02am
Lower property values even out District 833 levy increase
The District 833 School Board, at the Dec. 3 meeting, approved a $53,805,194 levy for taxes payable next year. The levy is $207,000 higher than this year, representing a .4 percent increase. Most residents will see their school taxes go down, according to district Finance Director...
News / education
December 10, 2009 - 7:58am
December 9, 2009
Citizens to county: Cut taxes, spending
Residents gave Washington County commissioners more than an earful at a budget hearing, telling them that government should cut spending and...
December 9, 2009 - 4:29pm
October 15, 2009
Senators send tax letter to governors
Lawmakers from Minnesota and Wisconsin asked the states' governors Thursday to "immediately resume negotiations" on a potentially doomed income tax reciprocity agreement. In a joint letter to Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Wisconsin Gov.
October 15, 2009 - 12:29pm
October 8, 2009
Lawmakers search for way to restore tax reciprocity
Apart from inconvenience for workers who will have to file in two states, the end of the income tax reciprocity agreement between Minnesota and Wisconsin may have greater implications, say some lawmakers. "There's a state border there, but we really operate as a region," said Wisconsin...
October 8, 2009 - 9:04am
October 6, 2009
Property taxes due soon
Washington County officials remind property owners that the second half of their property tax payments are due soon, and there are penalties for not paying on or before the deadlines. Property tax statements will note payment dates and amounts. The second installment for taxes...
October 6, 2009 - 1:58pm
October 1, 2009
Lawmakers want to reinstate tax pact
Lawmakers from both sides of the Minnesota-Wisconsin border will discuss ways to reinstate a decades-old income tax reciprocity agreement severed by Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Legislators say they hear from constituents concerned about how Pawlenty's decision earlier this month...
October 1, 2009 - 8:10am
September 30, 2009
Our view: Not the time to cut housing help
County Commissioner Lisa Weik, who is arguing to cut taxpayer funding for the Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, compared it to 4-H, saying both were non-essential services. Before attempting to follow through with such a bold idea, Weik may want to consider...
September 30, 2009 - 8:10am
September 15, 2009
County board splits on budget plan
The Washington County Board Tuesday morning approved a preliminary 2010 budget that would slightly increase property tax collections, but some commissioners want more spending cuts and no levy increase in a final budget plan. "I want to see it dropped down," Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek...
September 15, 2009 - 2:16pm
September 9, 2009
SPP 2010 property tax remains flat
St. Paul Park City Council members approved a preliminary 2010 budget Monday along with a proposed tax levy of 1.27 percent. That means homeowners should not see any increase in the city portion of their 2010 property taxes, according to city administrator Kevin Walsh. "Some homeowners...
September 9, 2009 - 3:44pm
September 2, 2009
Viewpoint: In dollars, taxes going down
In the Aug. 26 Bulletin, a story appeared titled "City's quandary: Raise taxes or cut services?" which gave the impression that Cottage Grove is raising taxes. While it is accurate that the tax levy rate is projected to increase from 34.642 percent to 35.339 percent, the actual...
September 2, 2009 - 8:04am
September 1, 2009
Spending, taxes near flat in county budget plan
Washington County would spend less on its programs and operations and collect just a small percentage more in property tax revenue under a 2010 budget plan unveiled today. The budget proposal includes $144 million in operating expenses, down 1.4 percent from 2009 levels.
September 1, 2009 - 1:38pm
Our view: Continue conversation on police department co-op
With its longtime police chief retiring at the end of the year, and financial pressures mounting, Newport has a golden opportunity to rethink how it offers police services. The city should take that opportunity and really explore its options, which include working together with ...
September 1, 2009 - 12:21pm