‘People Have A Right To Expect Lower Property Taxes’

‘By Don Davis The future of state aid that many local Minnesota governments depend on may be at stake in the next few weeks as property taxes appeared to be headed up. By mid-December, city, county and other local officials decide how much property tax they will collect. Those decisions come on the heels of…
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Democrats Face Property Tax Campaign Issue In 2014

By Don Davis Democrats for years blamed Republicans for forcing local governments to raise property taxes. But now that Democratic-Farmer-Laborites control the Minnesota Legislature and the governor’s office, it appears that property taxes will continue their increase, if only slightly, in the next year. Republicans will not let it escape voters’ attention in 2014’s election,…
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Notebook: Groups Use Gay Marriage Issue To Raise Campaign Money

By Don Davis Some say the gay marriage debate is behind Minnesotans, but it has a way of coming back again and again a year after Minnesotans voted to not ban same-sex marriage and four months after it became legal. The Minnesota for Marriage organization, which promoted a gay marriage ban, recently sent an email…
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New Governor Candidate Seifert Claims Urban, Rural Experience

Former state Rep. Marty Seifert got into the governor’s race Thursday saying that he is the only candidate with deep experience in both the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota.

Westrom Considers Peterson Job

State Sen. Torrey Westrom promises a decision by year’s end about whether he will run for the U.S. House seat that has belonged to Collin Peterson since 1991.