Farmers hit with major land tax hikes
People who own agricultural, seasonal or recreational lakeshore properties may have had a heart-stopper over the weekend when they opened their proposed property tax statements.
It wasn't unusual for those estimated taxes to be 20 to 40 percent higher than last year, said Kandiyohi County Assessor Tim Falkum. County Commissioner Dean Shuck said one of his constituents saw a 94 percent increase in taxes on a piece of property.
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