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Hundreds Of Volunteers Needed To Ring Bell In Local Salvation Army Red Kettle Program

I started ringing bell (or shaking maracas) years ago.  When my daughter Kylee was old enough she rang with me.  It's a great opportunity for family time while teaching your kids the spirit of donating and sharing your time and energy.  As she grew older we morphed to wrapping gifts at the Salvation Army Gift Wrap booth at the mall. I know we aren't even to Halloween yet, but before you get to busy get volunteering on your holiday calendar.  Here's everything you need to know.

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Gas is At $2.99 A Gallon and People Rejoice?

My wife and I were driving down the street the other day when we passed a couple of gas stations.  The price was down to 3.07.  My wife said, wow gas is really going down!  A short while later, I heard someone else refer to gas "getting cheap."  Wow.  We call $3 for a gallon of gas cheap? 

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Beware Of Timeshare Reselling Scam In Minnesota

Victims of two recent timeshare reselling schemes have been defrauded to the tune of more than $40,000, according to the Better Business Bureaus of both Minnesota and North Dakota.  The BBB offers helpful tips to make sure you don't fall into a similar circumstance.

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Jobs, Training Programs And Apprenticeships Available In Duluth, Valuable Information At Meeting Tomorrow

The job market in the Northland is improving drastically.  With the addition of several restaurants, expansion of medical needs facilities and the construction of several buildings, there is the need for more construction trades employees.  If you are looking for a job or wanting a change this is valuable information you need to know!

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One week later, most roads are open - Photo from Nick Cooper
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Fill Out This Survey If You’ve Been Affected By Flooding In The Northland This Summer

Most of us remember the flooding that happened in the Northland in 2012, but that doesn't mean that several of our friends and family weren't affected by flooding in the northern part of our county early this summer.  St. Louis County would like to assess the damage and is asking for your help.

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Scam Alert: Wisconsin Lottery Urges Caution When Giving Personal Information

Honestly, I just don't have a criminal mind, or time to come up with how to scam people.  I don't know why, but I'm always shocked to learn of the different ways people can steal your money and identity.  You seriously need to keep your guard up at all times.  I always try to share scam information when it comes across my desk so you are aware.  This time it comes from the State of Wisconsin Lottery.  Beware, no matter what State you play in!

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Can’t Get Your Taxes Done By April 15? WI Department of Revenue Explains How To File For An Extension and Other Useful Information

We are less than a week away from April 15.  The dreaded date by procrastinators who have waited until the last minute to get their taxes done or those that KNOW they'll have to pay in and are waiting.  Still, others just don't have their records in order and may need a little more time.  The Wisconsin Department of Revenue gives residents some helpful tips to help alleviate stress and help move the process along.

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Wisconsin Department of Revenue Warns Taxpayer of Scam Reported by IRS

It's getting difficult to keep track of all the scams we need to be watchful of.  You should already be on your guard when it comes to taxes due to the amount of personal information you need to share, but only with the right people.  The Wisconsin Department of Revenue is warning of yet another reason to have your guard up this tax season.

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5 Tax Deductions You May Have Missed

While filing taxes is taxing. (pun intended). Trying to get all your records together (hopefully, you've kept them), waiting patiently for your 1099 and W-2 forms and trying to remember what deductions you can take.  It's one of those things that needs to be done.  From personal experience, here's some you may have forgotten that will possible help your bottom line.

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Some Minnesota State Tax Forms No Longer Available At Libraries As Of Tomorrow

The tax deadline is creeping up on us, just under two weeks away.  For those that use to pick your tax forms up at the libraries, you only have today and tomorrow.  Then, they will no longer be available at libraries. This is why.

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The Single Life is Thriving According to the IRS, Celebrate Your Choice to Be Single at Singles In The City

Taxes are due in less than a month.  As I was searching for tax information to share with you I stumbled on the fact that single Americans make up a majority of people that file taxes.  In fact, Ken and I were discussing the fact that some people refrain from getting married due to the changes that would occur when filing their taxes.

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Cathy Kates Gives Minnesota Vikings The Finger Over Increased Season Ticket Seat Prices

Being a season ticket holder of the Minnesota Vikings for 26 years, we've shared our seats with many.  They were asking what the new cost was and were we going to keep our seats.  We were in the dark!  Until we started getting emails and phone calls about seat licenses, a mock preview meeting and increased ticket prices for the next two years at TCF field.  Well, we've finally sorted through all the "info" and here's the scoop, in it's entirety, WITH FEELING!

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