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North Dakota Tax Commissioner Cory Fong chats with volunteer Susan Adams of Dickinson Tuesday afternoon at the Dickinson Public Library during a program designed to help individuals preparing their tax returns. The program is sponsored by AARP and run in partnership with the IRS.

Tax commissioner: State 4 percent behind on tax returns


After a brief delay due to federal budget issues, the 2013 tax season is well under way for U.S. citizens around the country and, of course, right here in western North Dakota.

In a state with a sizeable population of senior citizens, completing your taxes correctly and on time can sometimes be a bother, especially when it comes to certain types of non-traditional income -- such as mineral royalties.

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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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