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By Dan Reed 

$5 million payback to utilities looms


May 7, 2021

The latest news regarding Minnesota property tax assessments was good for Enbridge and other utility companies and fairly dire for local governments, who find themselves on the hook for many years’ worth of past overpayments.

Carlton County is no exception, with the total payback estimated at close to $5 million after the Minnesota Tax Court ruled that past tax assessments were too high on state utilities and pipelines.

With that in mind, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners scrambled at their meeting Tuesday to formally support state legislative action to have the State cover the ov...

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