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Reader's view: Dreams falling into bureaucratic tax abyss

Published 04/27/2013, Duluth News Tribune

In 1977 when I was 22, my brothers and I started paying property taxes on a five-acre empty lot on Lake Vermilion; the bill totaled $64.30. Consumer Price Index increases indicate we should be paying 291 percent more now, or $251.55. However, 36 years later, and without any improvements to the lot, the taxes have risen much higher, to $1,600.84.

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