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North Minneapolis homeowners still waiting on tax relief after tornado

Homeowners' latest tax statements don't reflect the reduced home values that city assessors promised, but officials say not to worry: They have to wait until the state of Minnesota declares north Minneapolis a disaster area. The real bill should show the reduced property values -- and lighter taxes.
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Homeowners' latest tax statements don't reflect the reduced home values that city assessors promised, but officials say not to worry: They have to wait until the state of Minnesota declares north Minneapolis a disaster area. The real bill should show the reduced property values -- and lighter taxes.

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