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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.
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MPR cautions that property taxes can be a complex thing in Minnesota. Most increases will be in the single digits.

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