Minnesota

The staff of the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence, a tax policy group, has an interesting take on the recent spate of municipal downgrades in the state. Read More

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In Minnesota, we’d bet that property taxes rank second only to the weather in the volume and vehemence of complaints they generate. There’s no sign of tiring of the topic, either. Several Minneapolis mayoral candidates tell us they’ve been surprised by how often they hear from voters that property taxes are painfully high, and must not go higher. Read More

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Dueling news conferences Tuesday left Minnesota taxpayers with a blurry picture about how much they pay to run government. Read More

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Talk about a policy change that makes a difference to hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans: More than 550,000 Minnesota households will benefit from improvements to the property tax refund in the tax bill approved in the 2013 Legislative Session. Read More

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William Kaper’s name was all over the newspaper on June 24, and for a wealthy businessman who’d prefer to avoid the limelight, it wasn’t a good thing. Read More

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Winnebago City Council on Tuesday moved to lower the tax rate for tillable ag land inside city limits, which would increase tax rates on other property. Read More

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After a sometimes contentious discussion, the Yellow Medicine County Board voted to grant a request for a tax abatement to a Canby firm for its Subway franchise restaurant. The vote was taken at a public hearing convened during the board's regular meeting on Tuesday. Read More

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Every year state legislators wish they could do something to stop the continuing escalation of property taxes. And why would the 2013 Legislature be any different than past years when it comes to property taxes? Read More

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Every year state legislators wish they could do something to stop the continuing escalation of property taxes.  And why would the 2013 Legislature be any different than past years when it comes to property taxes?  Every election cycle state legislators want to tell their constituents that they are going to do something to reduce residential property taxes.  Read More

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Two Dodge County companies are planning big facility expansions this year, and county property tax abatements will help fund the structures. Read More

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StateLine Cooperative of Burt, Iowa, cleared its first hurdle for a proposed grain facility to be built near Guckeen. Read More

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After a series of late-night floor debates and intense last-minute bargaining, Minnesota lawmakers brought the 2013 legislative session to a dramatic close late Monday night, May 20, by passing a massive tax increase needed to pay for hefty boosts in school funding and property tax relief. Read More

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In order to persuade developers to build a new hotel here rather than West Fargo, the Moorhead City Council approved an eight-year property tax exemption for the project Monday night. Read More

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Minnesota taxes will rise by more than $2 billion in the next two-year state budget, but who pays how much on what is still being hammered out as the Legislature speeds toward a Monday deadline for the session's adjournment. Read More
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