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The state’s tax commissioner says his office will still be open until 9 p.m. today, and will be flexible throughout the week after a record-setting snowstorm caused most state government employees to stay home today – the last day to file taxes.
The federal grazing fee will stay at the minimum allowable level for a seventh consecutive year, a development that has rekindled a longstanding debate in the West between conservationists and ranchers.
It will cost more to license a cat, operate a bar or run water from the faucet in Jamestown as of Jan. 1. The Jamestown Finance and Legal Committee approved increases for all utilities, fees and licenses charged by the city during its regular meeting Tuesday.
The Grand Forks County Finance and Tax Department received word Wednesday from the U.S. State Department that passport fees will be increasing July 13, according to Renee Powell, who handles passport applications for the county.
Forum Communications Co. report
, July 02, 2010
LAKE ANDES, S.D. — Charles Mix County is working on making a dent in collecting about $2.3 million in back court-appointed attorney fees owed by offenders.
County Auditor Angie Meyerink, who has been in office for four years, said the backlog extends to the 1980s. She inherited the problem when she took office and doesn’t know how the backlog grew to seven figures.
Meyerink recently updated county commissioners on the situation.
By Melanie Brandert, Forum Communications Co.
, June 22, 2010
Congress appears poised to tighten restrictions on the fees that merchants pay when customers swipe debit cards at cash registers.
An amendment that cleared the Senate late Thursday is a loss for card payment networks like Visa and MasterCard — whose stocks tumbled on Friday — as well as major banks that issue cards.
Is it smart for Spirit Airlines to start charging for carry-on bags, as the airline has announced? That’s an interesting question. But it’s not the most important question.
The most important question is this: Who gets to decide whether Spirit’s decision is smart or not?
U.S. airlines never met a fee they didn’t like. Until now, it seems.
Five major carriers on Sunday agreed not to follow the lead of a small Florida airline that plans to charge for carryon bags. Their commitment comes just in time to keep travelers from running for the exits during the peak summer flying season, but it is doubtful that it marks a change in strategy.
The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department has restructured rates and fees for 2010-2011. This notice alerts customers of the new rates found in the new “Fees and Facilities” brochure which is available online or by request from state parks or department headquarters in Bismarck.
One of the pitfalls of “guide laws” is that they boost the cost of hunting wherever they are implemented.
For example, in Wyoming a non-resident hunter who hunts in a wilderness area is required by law to hire a guide/outfitter. As a result, the best Wyoming sheep outfitters now are charging $8,000 to $9,500 for a bighorn sheep hunt. At the same time in Colorado or Nevada, where there is no such guide requirement, a similar hunt for Rocky Mountain bighorn, desert bighorn or California bighorn generally costs $5,500 to $6,500.
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