Some homeowners say their property taxes are going up 40 or even 60 percent. Much of that increase comes after the state government cut the Market Value Homestead Credit, and Ely officials say they need to raise taxes to make up for cuts in Local Government Aid
Teen pleads guilty in shooting death of 15-year-old girl in Columbia Heights
Damico Jamal-Tokyo High will receive a sentence in juvenile court, along with an adult prison sentence.
Walz wants to use surplus money to send direct payments to Minnesotans
It's a renewed effort from a previous proposal from Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's supplemental budget in January.
Jan. 6 committee says aide for WI senator tried to give fake elector info to Pence
The attempt was discovered through text messages in the ongoing public hearing held by the Jan. 6 select committee.
Minnesota state colleges boosting tuition again by 3.5%
The Minnesota State system's Board of Trustee's approved the increase Wednesday.
Walz, Jensen react to historic Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade
After voting to overturn Roe, conservative Justice Clarence Thomas has hinted contraception and same-sex marriage protections should follow.
2-year-old killed in crash on County Road 81 in Maple Grove
The crash occurred Thursday evening on County Road 81.
BCA issues new details about St. Michael standoff, shooting
New details say a St. Cloud police officer struck the suspect with gunfire.
92-year-old driver killed in rural Scott County crash
The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
Big-time rain totals flood Highway 10 in central Minnesota
More rain and storms are expected Friday and Saturday morning.
Charges: Driver had just left local bar before deadly Shakopee crash
Witnesses said they were unable to help the 19-year-old Eden Prairie man who died in the crash after becoming trapped.
Thunder selects Chet Holmgren 2nd overall in NBA Draft
The Minneapolis native becomes the highest-drafted Minnesotan in NBA history.
Home values fall, property taxes rise; homeowners ask "What gives?"
The Legislature's decision to replace the homestead tax credit with a market value exception saved the state money ... by shifting the cost onto local property taxes. That's the main ingredient in a mix of factors pushing up property tax bills around the region.
Two themes in 2011: Higher property taxes, fewer jobs in local government
Minnesota Public Radio takes a look back at the year and finds two trends in how communities across the state are wrestling with budgets. Property taxes, which have been rising for more than a decade, continue to go up as local governments try to make up for losses in state aid. Many municipalities are also cutting into their own budgets and payrolls to find savings on the other end.
Legislators hoping to tackle tax relief
When legislators return to the Capitol Monday, they'll have one thing on their minds: tax relief. House Republicans are looking to cut business taxes while Senate Republicans are hoping to get rid of the so-called "marriage penalty." Governor Dayton says he likes cutting taxes as much as anyone, but, isn't clear on where the money will come from.
Wildfire near Ely 60 percent contained
The wildfire sparked by a downed power line near Ely is 60 percent contained. Officials say emergency preparedness and a quick response was the key to the fire's containment. The blaze was reported at 1:40 p.m. Thursday, about 10 minutes after it started, and the first engine arrived three minutes later.
Report shows Minnesota property taxes rising fastest outside the Twin Cities
Property taxes are up all over Minnesota this year. But while the Twin Cities area deals with hikes of a little over 3 percent, the increases approach 9 percent in the rest of the state. Some of the biggest increases are in Duluth and on the Iron Range.
Republican pledges to fix property tax change hurting rural Minnesota
Gov. Dayton and lawmakers earlier this year replaced the homestead market value credit, which lowered many Minnesotans' property taxes, with a new program. But local governments say the new plan is raising property taxes significantly. And poor, rural Minnesotans are bearing the brunt of it.
Ely escapes wildfire disaster
Fire crews and a wind switch combined to beat back a raging forest 216-acre fire Thursday that burned to the edge of popular tourist town Ely. Some nervous residents were briefly evacuated, but no injuries were reported and officials say no occupied homes were lost.
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