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Green Acres changes approved


Rep. Mike LeMieur’s bill amending the Green Acres program has been approved by the Legislature and is on its way to Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk. The Green Acres program was designed to hold down property taxes in rural Minnesota.

LeMieur, R-Little Falls, was the chief sponsor in the House. Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Brainerd, was a co-author in the Senate.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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