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April 25, 2013
Column: Historic LGA deal will strengthen our communities
CLOQUET -- There is an historic moment at hand for Greater Minnesota.
April 25, 2013 - 12:00am
January 31, 2013
Worthington's LGA would see increase under Dayton's budget plan
WORTHINGTON -- In the latest budget proposal by Gov. Mark Dayton, Local Government Aid (LGA) will increase for greater Minnesota cities. "We...
January 31, 2013 - 10:24pm
January 25, 2013
Rural budget impact: good or bad?
ST. PAUL -- Gov.
January 25, 2013 - 10:23pm
November 14, 2012
Letter: Letter doesn't tell whole story on property taxes
The year 2013 will be a big one for discussion of Minnesota's property tax system, which means it's pretty important for Greater Minnesota residents, businesses and legislators to have a clear view of where we stand and how we got here. Unfortunately, Sen. Al DeKruif's "statewide"...
November 14, 2012 - 12:00am
November 2, 2012
Letter: State attentive to property tax relief, LGA payments
Over the past couple years, I've had an opportunity to meet with thousands of residents in southern Minnesota and answer questions about issues facing our great state. Two of the more common questions are: "How will loss of Market Value Homestead Credit affect me, and why is my city's...
November 2, 2012 - 12:00am
October 25, 2012
Tax reform meeting is Monday in Worthington
WORTHINGTON -- Minnesota Department of Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans will host a tax reform town hall meeting at 2 p.m. Monday at the Worthington Fire Hall. The public is invited to attend and provide input regarding fair taxation, as well as ideas for simplifying the state tax...
October 25, 2012 - 10:35pm
August 2, 2012
Editorial: Oberloh's honor is earned
The importance of preserving of LGA was stressed in a Wednesday editorial, and today we'd like to applaud a man who has worked hard on its behalf...
August 2, 2012 - 12:00am
August 1, 2012
Editorial: Our LGA is vital
Two percent. That's how much of Minnesota's general fund is taken up by Local Government Aid. Yet, given the amount of political discussion...
August 1, 2012 - 12:00am
July 30, 2012
Community leaders and CGMC discuss LGA
WORTHINGTON -- In the first of a series of several meetings around the state, the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) and St. Paul Mayor...
July 30, 2012 - 9:01pm
May 4, 2012
Letter: New legislation helps Greater Minnesota cities
On Tuesday, a House/Senate compromise proposal that provides tax relief and creates jobs was approved in the Minnesota House. Having worked very closely with the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities and fighting for its priorities in this legislation, I'm very pleased with the final...
May 4, 2012 - 12:00am
November 29, 2011
Letter: Support 'Use or Return' initiative
It is hard to feel sorry for Worthington's Mayor Alan Oberloh for his blaming the lack of LGA funding for rising property taxes. The leadership of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) could have reversed that loss of LGA funding. For years we have been pleading for help...
November 29, 2011 - 12:00am
November 25, 2011
Letter: Adding truth to the Truth-in-Taxation statements
By now, most citizens of Minnesota have received their Truth-In-Taxation statements. If they are like the majority of property owners, they were most likely floored by the increases. This past year, one of the main topics of discussion involved a tax policy change that would eliminate...
November 25, 2011 - 12:00am
November 23, 2011
Letter: 'The rest of the story' on Truth-in-Taxation statements
You should have received your "Truth-In-Taxation" statement in the mail from Nobles County by now. As the great Paul Harvey would say, you need the "rest of the story" as it relates to your property taxes. This year, much discussion has taken place concerning the impact of a state...
November 23, 2011 - 12:00am
November 11, 2011
Upcoming Worthington tax increase a result of many factors
WORTHINGTON -- City residents can anticipate an increase in taxes from anywhere between 6 percent and 13.8 percent when they receive their tax statements next month. There are several major factors that contribute to the increase in property taxes, Nobles County Auditor Sharon Balster...
November 11, 2011 - 9:45pm
October 7, 2011
Local officials ready for property taxpayers' blast
October 7, 2011 - 9:46pm