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IRS completes the ‘Dirty Dozen’ tax scams for 2015

IRS completes the ‘Dirty Dozen’ tax scams for 2015

The Internal Revenue Service wrapped up the 2015 “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams today with a warning to taxpayers about aggressive telephone scams continuing coast-to-coast during the early weeks of this year’s filing season. [...]

Ask a trooper 2015

If you have any questions concerning traffic-related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow – Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Hwy. 10 W., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-2205 or follow him on [...]

IRS launches directory of federal tax return preparers; online tool offers new option to help taxpayers

IRS launches directory of federal tax return preparers; online tool offers new option to help taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced the launch of a new, online public directory of tax return preparers. This searchable directory on IRS.gov will help taxpayers find a tax professional with credentials and select qualifications to [...]

8 other tasks people should complete when changing their clocks this weekend

There is more to “Springing Forward” than turning the clocks ahead one hour before heading to bed Saturday night. Here are eight tasks Minnesota Department of Public Safety officials encourage people to add to their “Spring [...]

Quiz for Kids on Avoiding Abduction

Quiz for Kids on Avoiding Abduction

Bob Stuber, creator of an abduction prevention and survival course known as “Escape School,” devised the following test to help parents teach their children how to avoid potential threats and what to do if someone tries [...]

Following rash of fires, families reminded to practice escape plan with kids

Following rash of fires, families reminded to practice escape plan with kids

Bruce West, State Fire Marshal Seven people, including two children, have died in house fires this year compared to five at this time in 2014. The winter months are historically a dangerous time for residential fires [...]

Avoid sewage system freezing problems

Avoid sewage system freezing problems

The cold weather we’re experiencing combined with a lack of snow is creating problems for some septic systems. Individual sewage treatment systems are freezing without the snow to blanket the septic. A snow blanket insulates the [...]

Disagreements about money strain relationships

Disagreements about money strain relationships

Nearly half of all participants (47 percent) in the January online poll by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® responded that disagreements about money are most likely to cause the greatest stress in their relationships. [...]

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