The Minnesota Department of Revenue is warning customers about a scammer knocking on doors posing as an agent from the Department of Revenue. The scammer demands that the victim make immediate payment of back taxes owed. If you encounter a similar scam, please contact your local law enforcement.
The department never contacts customers demanding immediate payment without first mailing a letter, and the department will not threaten to send the police to a customer’s home.
Here are four things a scammer may do, but the department does not:
- Contact you about your balance due without contacting you by mail first.
- Demand payments without contacting you by mail first.
- Require that you provide payment information over the phone.
- Threaten to send the police or law enforcement.
If you are concerned about a potentially fraudulent visit, call, or email from someone who represents themselves as being from the Minnesota Department of Revenue, please call us at 651-296-3003 or 1-800-657-3909. An authorized Minnesota Department of Revenue staff member will be able to determine if the contact you received was legitimate.
Use caution and only provide personal information, including credit card information, when you are absolutely sure the situation is legitimate.
Learn more about frauds and tax scams and how to report suspicious calls or messages you may have received by visiting our website.
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LaCrescent American Legion Post 595 will hold short memorial services conducted by its color guard and firing squad at the following cemeteries:
Toledo Cemetery 9:45am
Prince of Peace Cemetery(County 6) 10:00am
Pine Creek Catholic Cemetery (County 6) 10:30am
Crucifixion Cemetery 10:25am
South Ridge Lutheran 10:40am
South Ridge Methodist 10:50am
Prospect Hill Cemetery 11:05am
A Memorial Day parade starts at 11:30am on Walnut Street, lining up in front of Heth Hardware by 11:25am. Marching units include the American Legion Color Guard, the LaCrescent Fire Department, Gold Star mother, the Auxiliary Poppy Queen, the LaCrescent High School Band, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, all marching to Veterans Park for an 11:45am program. A chickenque dinner will follow at the Legion. Tickets for the chickenque can be purchased the day of the event.
The Friends of the Library are in need of gently used books and movies for their used book store.
The money raised from the book store is used to support the library. The Friends give money for books, programming, the summer reading program and technology needs for the library. These are items that would not be possible for the library to purchase without the generosity of the Friends of the Library.
May is remembered for Memorial Day but what else special about May? Here is a list of events that may have missed your calendar.
- Date Your Mate Month
- Foster Care Month
- National Barbecue Month
- National Bike Month
- National Blood Pressure Month
- National Hamburger Month
- National Photograph Month
- National Recommitment Month
- National Salad Month
- Older Americans Month
- Nurse’s Week – first week of month
- Wildflower Week – week two
- National Bike Week – third week
- National Police Week – third week of month
- Emergency Medical Services Week – fourth week of month
Ready to celebrate something…anything? Well here are some holidays that you may not be aware of!
27 Babe Ruth Day
27 National Prime Rib Day
27 Tell a Story Day
28 International Astronomy Day
28 Great Poetry Reading Day
28 Kiss Your Mate Day – guys, do not forget this one. Kiss her, then read her some poetry.
29 Greenery Day
29 National Shrimp Scampi Day
30 Hairstyle Appreciation Day
30 National Honesty Day
Today’s libraries are the gateway to a world of possibilities. No matter what you’re looking for, whether it’s e-books, job-seeking opportunities and resources or innovative programming and 24/7 homework help for your kids – the LaCrescent Public Library has just what your need. Unlimited possibilities @ your library. Celebrate National Library Week, April 12-18.
A message from the American Library Association’s Campaign for America’s Libraries and LaCrescent Public Library
Have you been interested in joining the libraries knitting/crochet club but did not like the thought of an evening time? Knitting club will now be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Saturday at 10am. Come and join the fun and fellowship. You can either help with one of the donation projects or bring your own project. Newbies welcome!
Refreshments are provided.
Monday, March 2, 2015 – 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Back by popular demand – Dr. Seuss Pajama night at the library!! What? Wear pajama’s to the library? Yes!
Get involved! The National Education Association’s Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! Come and listen to Mr. Petersilie read Dr. Seuss stories. Enjoy snacks like green eggs and ham! Every child will receive a “swag” bag for attending.
The library will be closed on Monday, February 16th for Presidents Day. Read & Discuss book club will meet as normal on Monday at 10:00 am. R&D’s current book for discussion is The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
LaCrescent Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 19th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.