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Rep. Davids bill would exempt social security benefits from Minnesota income tax


Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

By Jason Wenisch

ST. PAUL, Minm. – In an effort to allow Minnesota to join 28 other states that in some way exempt social security income from local taxes, State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) is authoring legislation that would provide this needed tax relief.

“These are people who are on limited incomes and can ill-afford increased taxes of any kind,” Davids said.

Minnesota is currently among a few states that tax social security benefits the same in the same manner as the federal government.

Davids said the goal of the legislation is to create a better living environment for senior citizens in our state.

Minnesota is considered to be among the 10 worst states to retire in based on five factors: fiscal health, property taxes, income taxes, cost of living and climate. Davids said removing the state income tax from social security benefits is a good first step.

“Our elderly population spent their entire lives working and paying into the social security system, it doesn’t seem right that we continue taxing many of them on what is their primary source of income,” Davids said.

Agenda 21: How progressives are using deception to destroy liberty

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

Those familiar with my articles know I have been warning the folks about the “noose of government dependence” that is being tightened slowly but surely around our collective necks. The radical left and secular progressives want you to think th ..... 
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Time to fix government

By Lee Hamilton

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

By Lee H. Hamilton In 1965, the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, Wilbur Mills, brought legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid to the floor of the U.S. House. That was my first year in Congress, and I remember vividly the m ..... 
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"Preston Pride" is back alive

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014

As the weather outside becomes more tolerable, there’s no doubt that more people are looking forward to spending more time outdoors. The area of southeastern Minnesota will soon be abuzz with hundreds of tourists who look forward to enjoying our sm ..... 
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County considering smoke/tobacco free workplace

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014

County commissioners discussed the possibility of implementing a tobacco free workplace policy at their April 1 meeting. Kristina Kohn, Human Resources, explained that the discussion originated in the Safety Committee and included a discussion of ..... 
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Houston's robotics team is recipient of two awards

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in All Education

At the April 1 Houston School Board meeting Principal Todd Lundberg was excited to announce the success the new Robotics team had at their most recent competition. The team made up of seven students competed at Mariucci Arena where they performed bet ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports 4.7.2014

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Steven Duane Erickson, 44, Byron, Minn.; 11/3/2013, Driver’s License - Driving After Revocation; Fees $290. Holly Marie Oneil Kester, 37, Chatfield, Minn.; 4/9/2013, Driver’s License - Driving After Suspension; Fe ..... 
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4th annual Boys Basketball All-County Team *All 3-Rivers stats supplied by Bill Bentson. All rankings based off ‘all games’ played.

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

1st Team Kole Ruud (6’0” senior G, Lanesboro): There was no player more offensively crass to opponents in the SEC than the Burros Ruud scoring machine Kole’s encore to a 22 point-per-game SEC Player of the Year junior year? A 26 point-per-ga ..... 
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Brian Malm of Bolton & Menk Engineering addresses Ostrander City Council

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Government

Much like some of their neighboring towns, Ostrander is looking to update their water and sewer systems. On Monday, April 1, Brian Malm of Bolton & Menk Engineering Company addressed the council and presented them with two documents needed to move f ..... 
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