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Some seeing red over the Green Acres preservation regulations


WILLMAR -- County assessors and farmers have been stewing about how to handle revisions to the state's Green Acres land preservation program.

A last-minute legislative change made this spring is creating extra work for assessors and has the potential to cost farmers more money in higher taxes.

What's more, the new law could actually end up increasing land development instead of preserving it because of new limitations to the type of land that can now be enrolled.

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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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