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Scary death tax


There was a Kiplinger’s report about the 10 states with the scariest death taxes. Minnesota was listed as No. 3 at 5.6 percent tax in for estates of $1 million. Sounds like a lot of dollars but it includes everything you own; your house, vehicles, household goods, boats, retirement funds, insurances, etc. Minnesota even looks back for individuals to pay taxes on gifts made within three years prior to death.

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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