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A look at figuring taxes, market values


Figuring out how much someone should pay in property taxes is kind of like making sausage.

When property owners receive the notice of valuations this month, they will have part of the recipe.

The value of your home is "not tied as closely to taxes as you think," said Diane Swanson, an assessor for Kandiyohi County.

When a person's property values increase County Assessor Tim Falkum said he often hears, "Oh, the county must need more money."

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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.
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