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Some local farmers are in a state of shock after receiving their proposed property tax statements this weekend. One official with Kandiyohi County estimates next year's taxes to be 20 to 40 percent higher than last year. Tribune photo

Farmers hit with major land tax hikes

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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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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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