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Utility refunds go up, up, up


August 30, 2019

More hard numbers are coming in regarding how much Carlton County and other taxing authorities within it will need to repay utility companies for overcharging in tax assessments. County assessor Kyle Holmes reported this week that a recent ruling in Minnesota Tax Court, that property for Northern Natural Gas across the state was overvalued, means that entities in Carlton County will need to repay the utility $517,092.

If divided equally among all Carlton County residents, the amount refunded would equate to just under $40 per household. But the burden gets divided among townships, cities, s...

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