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Officials assess storm damage
Panel approves plan to repay debt without taxpayers
City cleanup gets artful
Marshfield seeks samples for Lyme disease research
Kintop named to all-conference soccer team
‘Hug Collector’ finds joy in Special Olympics
Local Grandma's results
Minnesota state baseball roundup: Twins draft pick leads Heritage Christian to Class A title
Johnson falls back into four-way tie for U.S. Open lead: Mickelson penalized for hitting moving ball
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Pride Month a reminder of inequity
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Women’s Sasquatch research group to visit northern Minn.
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Brian Thompson Memorial
Heritage society host Scandinavian dinner, tours
Fish, game league awards scholarships
Autobiography relates life of Duluth's Grant Merritt: Environmental pioneer helped lead charge to stop dumping mine waste in Lake Superior
Lake Superior Writers announces contest winners
Irish tenor performs benefit concert at Pilgrim Lutheran
School library offers community books
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October 31, 2017
County Board considers slight levy increase
The public gets a chance to weigh in on Douglas County's proposed 2018 budget tonight. The nearly $54.4 million spending plan will levy about $16.9 million in property taxes this year, a 1.39 percent increase over 2017. The levy includes $469,969 in special levy charges that won't...
October 31, 2017 - 7:00am
October 23, 2017
'Get smart about credit': 4 ways to increase your credit score
FARGO — While 580, 720 and 835 are just numbers, when associated with credit, they carry a lot of weight. In 2003, the American Bankers...
October 23, 2017 - 2:45pm
October 17, 2017
Federal money connects behavior with health
The College of St. Scholastica was awarded $1.33 million by the federal government to offer stipends to graduate clinical social work students working in rural clinical settings in northern Minnesota and focusing on integrated behavioral health, an emerging trend that connects patients'...
October 17, 2017 - 7:00am
Bayfield area organizations benefit from grant funding
More than $9,000 was awarded to four organizations serving Madeline Island from two funds that support the island community. The money is part of a special grant round announced this summer by the Grutzner Madeline Island Fund and the Michael Madeline Island Fund.
October 17, 2017 - 7:00am
September 22, 2017
Council OKs 2018 budget
Taxpayers won't be asked to pay for a higher tax levy -- that remains the same as this year.
September 22, 2017 - 12:08pm
September 12, 2017
County weighs granting policy
Fiscal realities are making it harder for Douglas County to support nonprofit organizations that promote economic growth and tourism, preserve...
September 12, 2017 - 7:00am
September 8, 2017
City budget focuses on priorities
It's a spending plan that eliminated a potential deficit, targeted money toward City Council priorities and won't raise the city's portion of the tax levy above 2017 levels.
September 8, 2017 - 8:45am
September 6, 2017
Siding with Democrats, President Trump agrees to 3-month debt-limit rise
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump, siding with Democrats over his fellow Republicans, said he agreed on Wednesday, Sept. 6, with lawmakers...
September 6, 2017 - 1:33pm
September 1, 2017
Baldwin proposes R&D tax credit reform
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin hit the mark — figuratively and literally — during a tour of FeraDyne Outdoors. During a tour of the archery accessory manufacturer's Poplar Avenue facility, the Wisconsin Democrat got a chance to test the company's products — arrows, scopes...
September 1, 2017 - 7:00am
August 29, 2017
Douglas County stands for workers' wages
The Douglas County Board took a stand against a budget proposal that would eliminate Wisconsin's 1931 prevailing wage law. The law, which requires employers to pay skilled trades for public projects what local workers are paid, would be repealed as part of the 2017-2019 biennial budget....
August 29, 2017 - 7:00am
August 22, 2017
Maple school district seeks community counsel
The School District of Maple Board of Education and administration host a community advisory committee meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Patricia Luostari Auditorium at Northwestern High School.
August 22, 2017 - 2:15pm
August 15, 2017
City revamps budget process
For years, Douglas County has won awards for its budget presentation. In fact, Thursday yet another award will be presented to the county for its annual budget book.
August 15, 2017 - 8:31am
July 28, 2017
Scammers tap hotline to target seniors information
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General recently announced its hotline telephone number is being used to obtain personal information. The scammers represent themselves as hotline employees and alter the appearance of the caller ID to make it look...
July 28, 2017 - 8:35am
July 11, 2017
Wisconsin tax cuts benefit top 1 percent
The analysis reviewed the combined effect of 13 personal income, corporate income and property tax cuts passed between 2011 and 2016 that reduce state revenue by $1.7 billion this year.
July 11, 2017 - 10:09am
June 23, 2017
Bill would restrict referendums
Recurring referendums could become a thing of the past for Wisconsin schools if legislation currently under consideration moves forward. Public hearings were held June 15 on bills in the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate that would eliminate recurring referendums and convert those already...
June 23, 2017 - 7:00am