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.
15,000 Minnesota nurses 'overwhelmingly' authorize strike
Overworked and underpaid, the Minnesota Nurses Association is ready to strike.
Minnesota to offer free school meals to 90,000 extra students
Gov. Tim Walz, who is facing re-election in November, announced the measure on Monday.
Minneapolis man dies from injuries days after motorcycle pileup
The 69-year-old died after four days at Regions Hospital.
Police: 15-year-old missing from home north of Twin Cities
Authorities say he may be headed to the metro.
5,760 cases of Capri-Sun recalled as they might contain cleaning fluid
"The taste of fun" isn't that fun currently...
25-year-old Hopkins man drowns after falling off boat
The man reportedly fell from the boat while fishing with friends.
New report details hate crimes in Minnesota last year
Hate crimes in Minnesota rose in 2021.
Low cancels Europe shows due to Mimi Parker's cancer treatment
The Duluth band says the decision follows 'recent changes' in Parker's treatment.
Twin Cities LA Fitness closed after fire Monday morning
The gym will remain closed for the day.
State contacts over 100 landowners in Rush Creek fish kill investigation
The deaths of the fish remain unexplained.
Local leaders brace for taxpayer angst as 'TnT' letters roll out
The state's new tax bill ends the homestead market value credit, which lowered property taxes on many homes. Forum Communications' Don Davis reports poor, rural areas will likely be among the hardest hit. Homeowners will get the details next month when "truth in taxation" statements arrive in mailboxes.
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.
Republicans say property tax relief will be 'top-tier priority' in next session
A bill from the chairman of the House Taxes Committee would grant larger tax refunds to homeowners whose property tax bills are soaring. The bill would also slash taxes for all businesses. But the top House Democrat on property taxes says Republicans missed a chance to cut property taxes earlier this year.
Minn. agriculture land boom means shift in property tax burden
Counties in southwest Minnesota are seeing record land prices with rates expected to keep climbing. Officials say rural landowners should expect a 2012 property tax increase of 20 to 30 percent.
Property tax statements bring new round of political acrimony
DFL lawmakers say higher property tax bills appearing in mailboxes show that Republicans were not honest when they claimed to have balanced the state's budget without raising taxes. But the current political clamor over taxes is likely just a warm-up for next year, which happens to be an election year.
Early numbers suggest most of us will see higher property taxes
MPR cautions that property taxes can be a complex thing in Minnesota. Most increases will be in the single digits.
Property tax increases will likely mean higher rents next year
Recent changes to the state's property tax rules are increasing taxes on apartment owners, and many of them may pass those costs on to their tenants. High demand and few vacancies aren't helping the situation for renters.
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