Crow Wing County looks to increase number of sold signs


In an effort to get more tax-forfeited land parcels back on the tax rolls, Crow Wing County is taking a new look at auction prices.

Currently, tax-forfeited parcels are sent to the county assessors to get the market value and then the property is offered at public auction. The county’s assessed market value is based on comparable sales. Administrator Tim Houle said those values may lag behind the changing market by 18 months.

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Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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