Listen: Rocketing property values rattle Crow Wing County residents
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County officials sought to clarify the relationship between valuation and taxes while also presenting statistics to show Crow Wing County is not alone in its steep increases — even though it appears to be experiencing some of the biggest climbs in the state.
“It’s been a choppy recovery. And when we get asked by the media — how do you describe it? All we can say is, this is a mixed bag. Because some businesses have done extraordinarily well. Others are OK, and some are still really struggling,” said Liz Rammer, president and CEO of Hospitality Minnesota, a nonprofit association of businesses across the hospitality industry in the state.
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The administration is bringing back an Obama-era decision, later reversed by Trump, that bans new mineral leases on 225,500 acres of the Superior National Forest for the next two decades.