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OTHER OPINION: Property taxes


Most Minnesota property owners’ Truth-in-Taxation statements are arriving in the mail. And this year they reflect some hard truths.

Topping that “truth” list is how any “tax credit” essentially creates winners, losers and confusion.

Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature hammered that truth home in July, when the deal they crafted to balance the state’s budget eliminated the state’s Homestead Market Value Credit and created the Homestead Market Value Exclusion.

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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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