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Contribute by April 15 to claim on 2018 tax returns

By Staff | March 22, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers this week that it’s not too late to contribute to an Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) and still claim it on a 2018 tax return. Anyone with a traditional IRA may be eligible for a tax credit or deduction on their 2018 tax return if they make contributions by April 15, 2019. An IRA is […]

Change jobs, don’t burn bridges

By Staff | March 22, 2019

People look for new jobs for a variety of different reasons. One of the primary motivators to look for a new job is to earn more money. Others are interested in trying a new field. The employment recruiting and networking resource The Balance: Careers indicates that the average person now changes jobs 10 to 15 times in their professional lives. […]

Relocation program celebrates two-year anniversary

By Staff | March 22, 2019

The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) announced the WaterShed Animal Fund Rescue Ride (WAFRR), launched in January 2017, is celebrating its two-year program anniversary and its milestone of moving 15,000 animals out of overcrowded shelters. The ASPCA transported 1,147 cats and 7,018 dogs from shelters throughout the Midwest to communities where adoptable animals are in […]

The 11th annual Earth Fest will be held April 13

By Staff | March 22, 2019

MT. IRON – We are our stories, and this is true of our Earth Fest speakers. A few weeks back, I decided to ask Earth Fest speakers some questions. Their topics all sounded intriguing, but even more intriguing, I thought, would be what inspired them to get engaged in these interests and what keeps them going. And what would their […]

Hone your time management skills

By Staff | March 22, 2019

Ours is a busy society where everyone is moving from place to place quite rapidly, whether at school, home or work. As a result, many people may feel that there simply are not enough hours in the day to get it all done. Quite often people delay certain tasks until the late hours of the night as a way to […]

WHEELS

By Staff | March 22, 2019

Autos Toyota 2003 Toyota Avalon: Texas car, no rust, uses no oil, fully loaded, leather interior, $4,200. 218-398- 7351 Trucks Wanted: Old ¾ or 1 ton pick-up truck, that runs well, has solid box/ bed, 218-744-2564 1976 Chevy Blazer: w/plow, 305 ci, new battery, $2,500. 218-780- 7183 Autos FORD 2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited, leather duel power seats, sunroof, 6 […]

Things to look for in a career change

By Staff | March 22, 2019

Professionals change jobs for various reasons. But regardless of what’s behind a career change, many people can benefit by looking for things in a new job that can make them happy both professionally and personally. Salary: Of course everyone would love to earn more money when changing jobs, but there is more to changing jobs than just improving your bottom […]

Stay mentally fresh during the day

By Staff | March 22, 2019

Energy levels tend to ebb and flow throughout a typical workday. A cup of coffee may provide some caffeine-infused spark in the morning, but a big lunch can squash energy later in the afternoon. Waning mental sharpness as the workday progresses can compromise productivity, making it more difficult for workers to complete projects on time. That, in turn, can contribute […]

How do we feed our future?

By Staff | March 22, 2019

From Felted Taconite Storytelling to Frost Protection, Gardens to Green Ribbons, Hop Farming to Hospice to Hunting, Seed Saving to Solar, Small Crop Marketing to Fire Management… Pay attention to the news, and it is easy to conclude that our future is in the hands of trends and powers and decisions that take place far beyond our control. When you […]

Taxpayers urged to check their tax withholding now

By Staff | March 22, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service renewed its effort this month to encourage taxpayers to review their tax withholding using the IRS Withholding Calculator and make any needed adjustments early in 2019. Doing a Paycheck Checkup can help taxpayers avoid having too little or too much tax withheld from their paychecks. The IRS reminds taxpayers that they can generally control the size […]