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Tax case hits keep coming


April 2, 2021

The erroneous property tax evaluation monster has struck again, and this time the bite is big. Two decisions in March, in favor of Enbridge and its pipeline that cuts across the state, in Minnesota Tax Court mean that Carlton County will need to find about $1 million to return to the utility.

There have been several such corrections in evaluations for utilities in the past few years, but the decisions last month, which cover how Enbridge property was valued and subsequently taxed for for five years beginning in 2012, is a hit that eclipses all those earlier cases.

Carlton County assessor Ky...

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