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More property owners challenging tax assessments in court

Minnesota Public Radio says lawsuits are costing cities, counties and school of districts tens of millions of dollars this year. Hennepin and Ramsey counties have paid out about $45 million in refunds.
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Minnesota Public Radio says lawsuits are costing cities, counties and school of districts tens of millions of dollars this year. Hennepin and Ramsey counties have paid out about $45 million in refunds.

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