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New report shows property taxes on the rise far quicker outside Minnesota's metro


Property taxes outside of the Twin Cities are rising faster than for those in the state's largest metropolitan area. Taxes to be paid this year are up an average 3.1 percent in the Twin Cities, a Minnesota House report shows, but for others the increase is 8.7 percent.

Increases will reach the double digits for rural townships, cities in taconite mining areas and Duluth.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.