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.
Property-tax warnings hit record high in Hennepin County
The number of delinquent taxpayers in Hennepin County has dropped, but more taxpayers are at risk of losing their properties to pay off their tax bills. Hundreds of property owners owe the county nearly $43 million in back taxes and penalties. The Star Tribune reports the county sent out a record 931 notices last year warning owners the deadline to redeem their properties was about to expire.