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2014 Homeowner Property Tax Reduction is Wide & Deep

The fact that Minnesota property taxes will decline in 2014 for the first time in twelve years is well established. However, a new simulation from non-partisan staff at the Minnesota House Research Department reveals the breadth and depth of those tax reductions. From 2013 to 2014, taxes on existing residential homestead property will decline statewide by $171 million or 5.2 percent; total homeowner property taxes in 80 of the 87 Minnesota counties—containing 93 percent of residential homesteads in the state—will drop. Credit for the 2014 homestead property…

VIDEO: Attack of The Zebra Mussels

Zebra mussels are invading Minnesota's waterways and are currently found in at least 20 counties. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) calls these "prohibited invasive species" a threat to our environment and our economy. Minnesota 2020 went out with the DNR to learn more about these invasive invertebrates as they…

Minnesota 2020 Journal: Aging in Place is Reasonable, Necessary

A new national survey finds that the most independently minded, unapologetically insistent American generation expects to live in their homes as they age. Baby boomers are, once again, unyielding. That’s good news for every Minnesotan, good for our economy and good for healthcare’s future. Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business,…

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