Open Forum: Paul Bunyan didn’t get a break
Corporate greed and lack of jobs was a Brainerd paper headline. Many years ago Paul Bunyan asked for a seasonal real estate tax break on his corner. Kris Hasskamp tried for a tax break with no success. The local response was Paul Bunyan is rich and he doesn’t need a tax break. Well he wasn’t rich and he eventually had to move to land with less taxes, around $2,000 a year versus $50,000 a year. Eventually the whole corner went with him — the 120-plus seasonal and full-time jobs.
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