Nick Halter

BUDGET BREAKDOWN // A new Journal series examining city finances

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Coping with property tax pain
A look at what’s driving the spike in tax bills

In 2002, the city valued Corinne Becker’s duplex in Northeast Minneapolis at $234,000. She paid $1,926 in property taxes.

In 2010, the city said her home was worth $266,000, though she had it appraised twice in June and both appraisers said it was worth $182,000. Her tax bill for 2011 more than doubled from 2002 to $4,320.

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