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Wed
28
Jan

Eliminating tax on Social Security income

Kathy Lohmer
Kathy Lohmer

Did you know that if you are a senior citizen with an income above $33,000 per year (or $45,000 for couples), you are being taxed on your social security benefits?

Wed
28
Jan

Helping all students succeed

The Minnesota Legislature has a big goal this year: preparing all students to be ready for college and career. To accomplish this, one of the main strategies being discussed is helping our youngest learners become ready for kindergarten.

Wed
28
Jan

How to prepare for court

Judges hear disputes dealing with some of the most important aspects of people’s lives. We hear child custody disputes, restraining order requests, disagreements about contracts and estates, and a variety of other matters.

Mon
26
Jan

Four last-minute tips to lower your taxes

Now that the New Year has begun, April 15 will be here before you know it. Have you done all you can to minimize your tax payments and maximize prudent financial planning?

Thu
22
Jan

Sen. Goodwin pledges focus on mental health

The 89th Legislature has officially begun, and it's looking to be a very exciting few months. I spent the last summer traveling Minnesota examining the state of our mental health services, and am looking forward to sharing what I've learned from you with my colleagues in the legislature.

Thu
22
Jan

How to report gambling income and expenses

MN CPA

Thu
22
Jan

Calls from your own phone number — how is it possible?

“Shelly” and her family sat down to dinner when the phone rang. Before she answered the call, Shelly looked at the caller ID and saw her own name and phone number! She answered the call and heard a recording that offered to lower her credit card interest rate. Shelly hung up and reported the call to her phone company.

Wed
21
Jan

Energized by great ideas

At the first Senate E-12 Education Policy and Budget Committee hearing of the year, members heard dozens of great recommendations on everything from technology to school facilities to mental health. As Chair of the committee, I felt we needed to hear from our education partners and stakeholders to begin session with a clear idea of what’s needed in our public schools across the state.

Mon
19
Jan

Reuniting Minnesotans with ‘unclaimed property’

Mon
19
Jan

Protect others by staying home when ill

With the state in the midst of a particularly tough influenza season, health officials are urging Minnesotans to protect themselves and others by staying home when they are ill.

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