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Minneapolis loses majority on county board

Power has been shifting gradually from Minneapolis to Hennepin County since at least since the 1950s, as Hennepin's robust property tax base has grown and the state's most populous county has assumed more regional responsibilities. Now Minneapolis soon will lose its long-held majority on the Hennepin County Board, dramatically underscoring the changing dynamic of the past 60 years.
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Power has been shifting gradually from Minneapolis to Hennepin County since at least since the 1950s, as Hennepin's robust property tax base has grown and the state's most populous county has assumed more regional responsibilities. Now Minneapolis soon will lose its long-held majority on the Hennepin County Board, dramatically underscoring the changing dynamic of the past 60 years.

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