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VULNERABLE CITIES:
Reliance On State and Federal Sources Places Minnesota’s Cities And Towns At Risk
At Strong Towns, our focus is identifying ways communities can improve and
strengthen, and how local leaders can most effectively cultivate a secure, prosperous
future. As we’ve outlined in examples in Strong Towns Blog posts and in our
Placemaking Principles on the website, Strong Towns are financially durable.
Residents are able to reduce costs associated with inefficient land use, transportation
and development, and reinvest these savings to strengthen their long-term position
in the global marketplace.
Our latest analysis, “Minnesota’s Most Vulnerable Cities,” illustrates that many local
governments are exposed to a risky dependence on state and federal funding that
grows less sustainable – and less predictable – by the year. Many local governments
have developed a financial structure that’s highly exposed to the risk that state and
federal funding diminishes in the future. These communities rely on state and federal
funds to provide services that include streets and highways, parks and open spaces,
economic development and public safety.
With a growing,
structural state budget
shortfall, Minnesota is
likely to reduce aid to
local governments in
the 2010 legislative
session and beyond;
cuts passed this
legislative session will
reduce local
government aid
(LGA) to Minnesota
cities by $113 million
in the next three
years; this
compounds cuts

exceeding 30% in LGA between 2002 and 2007. 1 State funding of local government
activities has waned, placing intense pressure on cities to reduce services and raise
revenue using their primary source of local funding: Property taxes. All of this takes
place in the context of ongoing budget shortfalls, with significant deficits projected
for the 2012-13 biennium.
As a long-term partner to Minnesota cities, the federal government’s involvement
also appears likely to be increasingly strained by fiscal limits. The burden of
programs for defense and health care will continue to rise, placing demands on
funding for cities across the country. Aids and grants to local governments will fall as
the burden of entitlement programs and debt service powerfully squeeze the national
purse.
Consider with us the following question: If state and federal aids disappeared
tomorrow, and citizens wished to maintain the same level of services, how large a
property tax increase would be required? How vulnerable are communities to federal
and state revenue reductions?
• The 50 Minnesota cities most reliant on state and federal aids and grants are all
cities with population under 5,000.
• In Browns Valley, Minnesota (one of the state’s most reliant cities on state and
federal funds for its operations), a typical homeowner would have his or her
property taxes increase 170%, from roughly $3,560 to over $9,690. 2
• Minnesota’s two biggest cities – Minneapolis and St. Paul – are each less reliant
on state and federal revenues than the state median. The state median impact of
removing state and federal aids is a $813 property tax increase for a typical
household.
Some of our colleagues will respond that this is a spending problem, and others will
argue that local governments are forced to rely on state and federal sources because
their primary funding mechanism – property taxes – is insufficient to provide the

Jeff Van Wychen. 2002-7 figures are inflation-adjusted.
Reflects homestead property taxes (city only) on a median-priced home, using rates for taxes payable
in 2009.
1
2

services their citizens demand. Our view at Strong Towns is that both perspectives
are accurate.
It’s a revenue problem because property taxes are clumsy, regressive mechanisms
that create a direct disincentive to more efficient land use. It’s a spending problem
because we as citizens are accustomed to consuming local police protection, clean
water and well-maintained streets which we do not fully fund through local property
taxation.
It’s also a productivity problem. The most vulnerable Minnesota places produce
local tax revenues that are less than what voters there demand. Using state and
federal subsidy to meet core public needs is a way of addressing inequities, perceived
or real. It also effectively tables discussion of how communities need to redesign
their physical layout, infrastructure, or human capital to fund a higher percentage of
total public services consumed.
How do cities manage the risk inherent to reliance on state and federal revenues?
Every community is unique. A sample of ideas that may strengthen many Minnesota
places includes this pair:
• Reflect Minnesota’s tradition of local control in governance with expanded
responsibility for fiscal affairs, and an expanded tool box for boosting
productivity in the process. The ability to establish local sales taxes, for example,
will give authority for public investment in places to the people who know and
care most about those places: Local leaders. A marketplace for attractive,
effective, productive places will come into focus for residents and owners of
homes, property and businesses – and this marketplace will replace political
rhetoric in defining ideal levels of public and private investment in communities.
• Minnesota requires cities in the seven-county metropolitan region to develop
and submit a decennial comprehensive plan, addressing current conditions and
future projected needs for transportation, land use, water and sewers, and parks
and open space. An implementation section is also mandated to “describe public
programs, fiscal devices and other specific actions to be undertaken in stated
sequence to implement the comprehensive plan.” 3 All of Minnesota’s cities
would benefit from concerted comprehensive planning – in fact, some of the
3

M.S. 473.859, Subd. 2-4.

most acute needs for thoughtful planning exist outside of the seven-county area.
Moreover, it is critical to raise our land use patterns and development goals as
part of a community discussion about the future. Strong Towns couple
development (and redevelopment) planning with detailed financial analysis, so
that liabilities in the long and short term are funded – without reliance on state
and federal aids.
We also may need to face the reality that some of our most vulnerable cities are not
viable in a 21st Century Minnesota. This is a difficult subject, but one that should be
examined in the face of rising budget constraints.
The primary challenge to fiscal health involves revenues, spending, and productivity.
Our level of economic growth, our system of state and federal support, have until
recently insulated us from this reality: Minnesota’s places need to become more
productive. Our land use must make the most of existing infrastructure. Our
expectations for what public services we consume must better reflect what we are
willing to fund locally.
The intent of programs that share state and federal revenue with local governments
is generally to address inequities across the state or its regions, and to ensure that
essential public services are provided to citizens in hamlets and large cities alike. This
is a critical element of a fair, productive system of taxation and public investment.
Still, communities’ reliance on state and federal revenues is a wanton gamble, both
for the cities themselves and for the state and federal taxpayers on the other end of
the bargain. As these revenues diminish due to political and budget pressure,
communities must be prepared to rely primarily on local revenues to fund their
activities.
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Attached: List of Minnesota cities by tax impact and by alphabetical order.
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TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Landfall
Middle River
Browns Valley
Odessa
Nielsville
Ellsworth
Chisholm
Taunton
Ceylon
Lake Bronson
Eveleth
Ivanhoe
Boyd
Marietta
Cass Lake
Leonidas
Walters
Madison
Arco
Kinney
Dunnell
Bena
Alpha
Kennedy
Red Lake Falls
Strandquist
Clinton
Goodridge
Dundee

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
24,684
84,798
106,115
29,349
8,575
123,624
1,456,940
52,408
56,781
32,783
1,103,622
153,731
36,308
28,371
223,881
20,689
12,540
471,446
15,786
40,256
39,694
18,130
24,098
45,104
387,841
12,176
100,664
15,423
15,643

40.51%
76.42%
197.90%
56.22%
299.49%
136.71%
73.02%
63.03%
247.34%
166.70%
73.59%
148.51%
208.77%
54.63%
125.34%
59.17%
132.07%
109.24%
131.45%
199.35%
208.17%
44.19%
138.77%
170.00%
128.28%
45.17%
44.70%
61.60%
111.11%

700
322
625
96
82
514
4,629
180
343
234
3,594
608
172
161
825
57
77
1,658
91
169
181
95
121
211
1,586
76
418
116
82

131,635
382,565
571,154
96,403
47,966
475,791
4,607,116
154,783
270,180
125,557
3,177,025
530,655
145,046
69,297
696,276
48,011
37,154
1,280,756
45,683
143,567
143,577
35,708
69,619
143,916
1,073,813
23,554
191,149
31,441
39,317

533.28%
451.15%
538.24%
328.47%
559.37%
384.87%
316.22%
295.34%
475.83%
382.99%
287.87%
345.18%
399.49%
244.25%
311.00%
232.06%
296.28%
271.67%
289.39%
356.64%
361.71%
196.96%
288.90%
319.08%
276.87%
193.45%
189.89%
203.86%
251.34%

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
4,928
12,319
30,798
1
3,747
9,368
23,421
2
3,403
8,509
21,271
3
2,723
6,806
17,016
4
2,599
6,497
16,243
5
2,482
6,204
15,510
6
2,432
6,080
15,200
7
2,323
5,808
14,520
8
2,285
5,712
14,281
9
2,163
5,407
13,518
10
2,143
5,357
13,393
11
1,967
4,917
12,292
12
1,907
4,768
11,920
13
1,896
4,741
11,851
14
1,857
4,642
11,604
15
1,729
4,322
10,806
16
4,105
10,263
17
1,642
1,624
4,061
10,152
18
1,579
3,948
9,871
19
1,573
3,932
9,830
20
1,535
3,838
9,596
21
1,528
3,819
9,548
22
1,501
3,753
9,383
23
1,491
3,727
9,317
24
1,486
3,715
9,287
25
1,483
3,707
9,267
26
1,452
3,630
9,074
27
1,423
3,556
8,891
28
1,402
3,506
8,764
29

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Darfur
Tracy
Shelly
Sacred Heart
McKinley
Watson
Mountain Lake
Belview
Twin Valley
McIntosh
Bricelyn
Clarkfield
Fosston
Garvin
Warren
Currie
Doran
Northome
Beardsley
Buhl
Littlefork
Gilbert
International Falls
Keewatin
Granada
Elmore
Springfield
Aurora
Humboldt

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
27,316
643,361
48,600
139,566
38,975
44,679
617,792
78,437
207,871
152,671
94,356
266,971
454,811
30,852
457,551
55,382
10,047
54,861
60,162
281,124
179,517
598,945
3,164,407
306,841
77,411
181,086
763,422
545,830
10,145

106.17%
141.27%
43.62%
184.99%
6.74%
132.17%
85.12%
87.63%
81.82%
74.45%
138.30%
109.11%
64.49%
167.30%
67.10%
162.24%
109.49%
84.26%
63.82%
75.14%
60.50%
113.03%
55.15%
81.41%
44.89%
112.83%
100.30%
102.26%
16.91%

119
2,126
239
501
85
209
2,008
354
790
580
327
885
1,501
138
1,667
200
40
234
231
978
689
1,760
6,179
1,163
285
642
2,210
1,709
48

67,201
1,805,955
88,113
447,482
55,468
119,240
1,356,875
173,490
447,612
316,692
253,386
635,568
871,549
90,191
876,732
158,775
23,478
114,256
112,579
557,381
328,047
1,398,314
5,553,042
618,136
127,609
421,473
1,680,288
1,209,571
13,745

246.01%
280.71%
181.30%
320.62%
142.32%
266.88%
219.63%
221.18%
215.33%
207.43%
268.54%
238.07%
191.63%
292.33%
191.61%
286.69%
233.68%
208.26%
187.13%
198.27%
182.74%
233.46%
175.48%
201.45%
164.85%
232.75%
220.10%
221.60%
135.49%

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Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
1,398
3,496
8,740
30
1,394
3,486
8,715
31
1,377
3,442
8,605
32
1,356
3,391
8,477
33
1,356
3,389
8,474
34
1,347
3,368
8,419
35
1,345
3,363
8,407
36
1,336
3,339
8,347
37
1,335
3,338
8,344
38
1,330
3,325
8,312
39
1,302
3,256
8,140
40
1,290
3,224
8,060
41
1,271
3,178
7,946
42
1,250
3,126
7,815
43
1,245
3,113
7,782
44
1,245
3,111
7,778
45
1,242
3,105
7,762
46
1,240
3,100
7,750
47
1,233
3,083
7,707
48
1,231
3,078
7,696
49
1,222
3,056
7,640
50
1,204
3,011
7,527
51
1,203
3,008
7,521
52
1,200
3,001
7,503
53
1,200
2,999
7,497
54
1,199
2,998
7,495
55
1,198
2,995
7,487
56
1,193
2,984
7,459
57
1,186
2,964
7,411
58

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Hanley Falls
Crookston
Butterfield
Canby
St. Vincent
Big Falls
Hallock
Marble
Rushmore
Campbell
Virginia
Karlstad
Heron Lake
Hibbing
Stephen
Wanda
Hancock
Ada
Dawson
Graceville
Wheaton
Lake Wilson
Kiester
Storden
Franklin
Calumet
Florence
Sandstone
Blue Earth

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
61,035
2,800,260
130,852
609,383
17,244
59,176
343,151
203,878
89,962
48,683
3,909,725
212,071
241,540
7,672,213
168,791
20,856
205,702

122.93%
56.04%
90.75%
85.07%
57.50%
100.55%
108.99%
82.98%
119.78%
69.84%
69.16%
80.63%
90.82%
60.55%
76.78%
159.90%
115.66%

297
8,058
506
1,810
79
258
1,116
698
361
196
8,707
713
752
16,120
699
83
704

544,039
553,178
171,363
552,648
75,305
140,098
66,545
124,492
118,424
9,167
801,685
1,511,028

63.65%
132.86%
110.29%
111.05%
56.49%
178.72%
163.72%
110.92%
115.07%
109.09%
58.42%
74.33%

1,629
1,406
578
1,490
248
485
241
489
368
45
2,821
3,395

147,137
4,873,967
273,104
1,235,949
30,000
128,380
772,428
404,666
210,387
89,244
7,101,387
405,235
485,389
13,056,780
314,007
56,013
461,063
935,261
1,333,117
373,367
1,208,252
123,109
400,263
179,926
270,712
262,326
19,757
1,321,271
2,724,615

241.07%
174.05%
208.71%
202.82%
173.97%
216.95%
225.10%
198.48%
233.86%
183.32%
181.63%
191.08%
200.96%
170.18%
186.03%
268.57%
224.14%
171.91%
240.99%
217.88%
218.63%
163.48%
285.70%
270.38%
217.45%
221.51%
215.52%
164.81%
180.32%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
1,181
2,953
7,384
59
1,180
2,950
7,376
60
1,180
2,949
7,373
61
1,177
2,944
7,359
62
1,165
2,912
7,280
63
1,164
2,910
7,275
64
1,161
2,903
7,257
65
1,155
2,888
7,219
66
1,141
2,852
7,130
67
1,135
2,837
7,092
68
1,125
2,812
7,030
69
1,105
2,761
6,903
70
1,101
2,753
6,883
71
1,096
2,741
6,852
72
1,093
2,731
6,828
73
1,087
2,717
6,792
74
1,085
2,712
6,780
75
1,083
2,707
6,766
76
1,081
2,703
6,758
77
1,076
2,690
6,724
78
1,076
2,689
6,724
79
1,070
2,675
6,687
80
1,070
2,675
6,686
81
1,067
2,667
6,666
82
1,065
2,663
6,658
83
1,064
2,661
6,653
84
1,064
2,661
6,652
85
1,064
2,660
6,649
86
1,060
2,650
6,624
87

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City

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1,619,117
375,115

74.03%
58.74%

4,335
1,191

Hendricks
Jeffers

204,705
110,253
80,197
282,960
100,780
108,169
221,573
196,595
234,504
261,145
433,707
162,595
645,094
2,333,566
408,530
310,346
813,367
32,490
49,668
881,990
913,618
202,990
37,489
20,334
68,585
20,628
449,040

127.56%
66.82%
145.89%
114.79%
37.71%
129.65%
79.43%
54.74%
66.96%
79.79%
67.94%
51.05%
66.15%
45.51%
54.74%
146.33%
76.12%
81.26%
194.07%
57.44%
65.46%
101.53%
84.23%
27.52%
147.26%
72.72%
57.42%

688
342
314
845
310
390
685
652
673
709
1,267
561
1,666
5,205
1,180
1,001
2,019
102
174
2,252
2,458
664
146
86
218
79
1,352

Kelliher
Oklee
Walnut Grove
Argyle
Westbrook
Bovey
Fulda
Lyle
Lakefield
Morris
Truman
Sherburn
Slayton
Woodstock
Okabena
Madelia
Wells
Lake Benton
Iona
Bejou
Lismore
Viking
Frazee

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City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate

Pipestone
Tyler

Vesta
Morgan

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2,906,558
613,720
475,236
188,835
199,796
616,310
141,507
250,997
401,973
307,667
395,565
473,572
733,149
247,268
1,077,995
3,413,117
634,926
765,677
1,434,794
58,826
145,896
1,378,057
1,499,311
406,257
68,389
25,558
168,129
35,162
692,457

179.52%
163.61%
232.16%
171.27%
249.13%
217.81%
140.41%
232.04%
181.42%
156.50%
168.68%
181.34%
169.04%
152.08%
167.11%
146.26%
155.42%
246.72%
176.40%
181.06%
293.74%
156.24%
164.11%
200.14%
182.42%
125.69%
245.14%
170.46%
154.21%

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Analysis

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Analysis

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
1,055
2,637
6,593
88
1,049
2,622
6,554
89
1,046
2,615
6,537
90
1,045
2,611
6,528
91
1,032
2,581
6,453
92
1,030
2,575
6,439
93
1,027
2,568
6,419
94
1,024
2,560
6,399
95
1,020
2,550
6,374
96
1,018
2,544
6,360
97
1,017
2,543
6,358
98
1,016
2,539
6,347
99
1,011
2,528
6,319
100
1,010
2,526
6,314
101
1,010
2,524
6,310
102
1,008
2,519
6,297
103
1,007
2,517
6,292
104
1,004
2,510
6,274
105
1,003
2,507
6,268
106
998
2,495
6,237
107
997
2,492
6,230
108
988
2,470
6,175
109
986
2,466
6,165
110
986
2,465
6,163
111
982
2,455
6,137
112
982
2,454
6,136
113
979
2,447
6,117
114
977
2,443
6,109
115
968
2,420
6,049
116

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Milan
Halma
Frost
Pelican Rapids
Lengby
Fairfax
Bellingham
Jasper
Ely
Lucan
Morton
Adrian
Kent
Mapleview
Breckenridge
Balaton
Chokio
Gully
Sleepy Eye
Maynard
Round Lake
Gary
Borup
Ruthton
Fertile
Greenbush
Clearbrook
Trimont
Nashwauk

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
96,405
11,111
55,182
962,978
24,454
448,357
67,344
186,360
1,861,341
52,406
135,906
439,761
22,784
57,312

121.60%
61.04%
178.57%
72.60%
31.49%
90.67%
31.98%
71.94%
64.26%
133.57%
124.35%
99.33%
39.50%
38.39%

286
61
219
2,398
71
1,245
166
568
3,529
203
415
1,220
112
167

1,311,544
215,045
130,572
17,468
1,452,878
129,865
132,810
57,943
18,893
86,360
284,442
227,779
160,014
243,139
474,182

50.10%
84.64%
108.27%
45.47%
66.90%
100.88%
59.02%
69.91%
42.34%
99.03%
59.06%
80.83%
99.87%
95.56%
66.99%

3,531
600
422
93
3,545
356
411
190
81
248
852
717
540
683
942

210,286
17,505
151,710
1,619,876
31,066
832,165
85,211
310,142
2,952,426
119,270
296,622
849,249
30,324
75,537
1,879,843
381,704
262,423
24,107
2,313,827
250,342
200,400
93,726
25,300
164,520
427,565
391,029
305,143
453,055
747,476

218.13%
157.55%
274.93%
168.22%
127.04%
185.60%
126.53%
166.42%
158.62%
227.59%
218.26%
193.12%
133.09%
131.80%
143.33%
177.50%
200.98%
138.01%
159.26%
192.77%
150.89%
161.76%
133.91%
190.50%
150.32%
171.67%
190.70%
186.34%
157.63%

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
965
2,413
6,033
117
965
2,413
6,032
118
964
2,409
6,022
119
956
2,390
5,976
120
955
2,389
5,972
121
949
2,373
5,933
122
946
2,364
5,909
123
945
2,362
5,905
124
944
2,359
5,897
125
940
2,350
5,876
126
939
2,348
5,869
127
938
2,345
5,862
128
936
2,340
5,850
129
934
2,335
5,838
130
932
2,331
5,827
131
929
2,321
5,804
132
927
2,318
5,794
133
925
2,313
5,784
134
924
2,309
5,772
135
919
2,297
5,743
136
919
2,297
5,742
137
918
2,296
5,740
138
916
2,289
5,723
139
915
2,287
5,717
140
913
2,281
5,704
141
908
2,271
5,678
142
908
2,271
5,677
143
908
2,269
5,673
144
906
2,266
5,665
145

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Lancaster
Bertha
Staples
Bigelow
Echo
Bird Island
Halstad
Ortonville
Winnebago
Cyrus
Appleton
Warroad
Revere
Wilmont
Montevideo
Lamberton
Lewisville
Beltrami
Farwell
Ihlen
Sanborn
Mabel
Elbow Lake
Renville
Barnesville
Danube
St. James
Waubun
Richfield

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
86,749
146,571
1,147,891
62,883
83,672
443,563
174,706
834,109
619,826
88,827
1,080,210
881,641
25,709
100,663
2,535,348
331,500
76,834
31,004
17,907
20,375
148,143
272,791
473,390
519,507
1,096,947
163,084
1,670,553
111,195
29,206,520

62.25%
33.23%
61.01%
78.72%
150.59%
73.91%
95.36%
68.56%
65.01%
44.42%
81.31%
78.26%
106.97%
88.74%
61.17%
88.69%
61.50%
74.51%
43.00%
75.58%
52.02%
117.26%
151.17%
131.66%
39.23%
81.87%
51.84%
80.17%
42.53%

326
462
3,131
228
239
1,109
583
1,933
1,388
280
2,671
1,713
91
311
5,436
800
240
88
46
84
398
717
1,223
1,254
2,317
482
4,587
388
33,676

132,527
181,322
1,734,138
106,036
200,621
723,333
322,325
1,311,222
951,817
117,872
1,831,782
1,467,997
50,061
177,065
3,758,317
581,802
113,199
49,668
22,812
32,571
201,476
547,539
1,109,190
1,115,287
1,337,818
267,858
2,238,999
178,320
35,735,079

152.77%
123.71%
151.07%
168.62%
239.77%
163.07%
184.50%
157.20%
153.56%
132.70%
169.58%
166.51%
194.72%
175.90%
148.24%
175.51%
147.33%
160.20%
127.39%
159.86%
136.00%
200.72%
234.31%
214.68%
121.96%
164.25%
134.03%
160.37%
122.35%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
905
2,263
5,658
146
905
2,262
5,655
147
901
2,252
5,629
148
899
2,248
5,619
149
892
2,230
5,574
150
892
2,229
5,573
151
891
2,228
5,571
152
886
2,216
5,540
153
886
2,214
5,534
154
883
2,207
5,517
155
883
2,207
5,517
156
882
2,206
5,515
157
878
2,194
5,484
158
872
2,179
5,447
159
871
2,177
5,442
160
868
2,170
5,426
161
858
2,146
5,364
162
857
2,142
5,356
163
844
2,110
5,274
164
843
2,107
5,267
165
840
2,100
5,249
166
835
2,086
5,216
167
831
2,078
5,196
168
830
2,076
5,189
169
827
2,068
5,171
170
824
2,059
5,148
171
822
2,055
5,137
172
802
2,005
5,012
173
798
1,996
4,989
174

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Correll
Foxhome
Wood Lake
Minneota
Holland
Hazel Run
Brewster
Gibbon
Newfolden
Hanska
Sunburg
Adams
Tintah
Northrop
Johnson
Badger
Brownton
Manchester
Seaforth
Houston
Gaylord
Henning
Burtrum
LeRoy
Mentor
St. Leo
New Richland
Bagley
Silver Bay

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Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
11,201
31,904
137,283
561,221
61,389
17,984
216,800
280,178
100,764
146,854
33,875
282,287
16,166
58,216
9,561
133,337
289,867
18,477
22,786
418,165
1,091,401
340,262
38,171
398,196
45,413
23,639
461,531
556,883
1,135,792

80.58%
51.98%
78.45%
73.17%
43.32%
47.26%
55.30%
122.32%
51.11%
74.90%
110.17%
71.71%
85.03%
85.37%
73.22%
62.42%
96.65%
49.13%
37.31%
101.49%
65.64%
54.48%
39.25%
131.84%
70.46%
52.88%
60.91%
90.89%
70.63%

34
100
399
1,384
195
54
475
769
359
404
92
755
65
238
28
455
812
71
65
989
2,249
802
115
893
124
94
1,147
1,240
1,980

17,959
41,830
216,319
851,480
74,618
22,544
288,741
560,700
129,532
222,709
63,227
417,509
25,930
93,447
14,161
183,049
496,912
22,887
25,497
735,547
1,523,116
436,637
43,115
816,944
65,047
29,686
616,453
909,225
1,620,764

160.33%
131.11%
157.57%
151.72%
121.55%
125.36%
133.18%
200.12%
128.55%
151.65%
186.65%
147.90%
160.40%
160.52%
148.11%
137.28%
171.43%
123.87%
111.90%
175.90%
139.56%
128.32%
112.95%
205.16%
143.23%
125.58%
133.57%
163.27%
142.70%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
798
1,994
4,985
175
791
1,978
4,946
176
791
1,978
4,945
177
785
1,964
4,909
178
782
1,956
4,889
179
781
1,952
4,881
180
779
1,947
4,868
181
778
1,945
4,863
182
774
1,936
4,840
183
768
1,919
4,797
184
765
1,912
4,780
185
762
1,905
4,762
186
754
1,884
4,711
187
751
1,879
4,697
188
749
1,872
4,681
189
749
1,872
4,679
190
748
1,869
4,674
191
192
747
1,868
4,671
746
1,865
4,662
193
744
1,860
4,651
194
739
1,848
4,620
195
738
1,846
4,615
196
737
1,843
4,606
197
733
1,833
4,583
198
728
1,819
4,548
199
727
1,818
4,544
200
727
1,816
4,541
201
724
1,810
4,524
202
721
1,802
4,504
203

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Spring Valley
Jackson
Wabasso
Comfrey
Thief River Falls
Holt
Gonvick
Janesville
Hardwick
Raymond
Ghent
Eagle Bend
St. Hilaire
Erskine
Floodwood
Odin
Climax
Spring Grove
West Concord
Glenville
Aitkin
Grove City
Oslo
Deer River
Rushford
Hammond
Blackduck
Crosby
Clements

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
1,172,386
1,605,909

75.81%
62.04%

2,547
3,424

252,910
138,838
3,599,073
21,186
83,223
1,062,611
65,132
299,149
110,858
217,763
91,246
142,363
183,387
35,539
65,016
571,156
364,426
267,089
1,153,020
225,475
109,132
411,944
858,815
58,381
311,706
1,199,795
50,785

118.42%
126.76%
43.97%
23.60%
106.42%
61.52%
38.55%
53.78%
86.48%
62.27%
39.07%
111.51%
150.23%
36.18%
76.90%
79.85%
168.91%
58.78%
63.06%
73.18%
133.24%
106.13%
73.83%
42.48%
62.88%
99.02%
90.57%

642
356
8,483
96
275
2,209
201
780
355
597
274
424
532
106
215
1,280
811
654
2,081
609
321
925
1,776
227
721
2,311
154

1,733,113
2,151,975
481,398
275,485
4,153,706
20,129
147,965
1,411,885
71,483
373,486
174,580
290,016
100,214
259,245
404,624
37,820
95,488
855,528
869,709
343,236
1,530,772
322,082
221,354
723,811
1,231,382
65,312
409,995
2,011,669
80,839

147.83%
134.00%
190.34%
198.42%
115.41%
95.01%
177.79%
132.87%
109.75%
124.85%
157.48%
133.18%
109.83%
182.10%
220.64%
106.42%
146.87%
149.79%
238.65%
128.51%
132.76%
142.85%
202.83%
175.71%
143.38%
111.87%
131.53%
167.67%
159.18%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
720
1,800
4,501
204
720
1,799
4,498
205
719
1,798
4,495
206
717
1,792
4,479
207
714
1,786
4,465
208
714
1,785
4,463
209
714
1,784
4,461
210
713
1,784
4,459
211
712
1,780
4,450
212
711
1,777
4,442
213
710
1,775
4,438
214
709
1,773
4,432
215
708
1,769
4,422
216
706
1,765
4,412
217
704
1,760
4,401
218
702
1,756
4,390
219
700
1,749
4,373
220
699
1,748
4,371
221
697
1,744
4,359
222
697
1,743
4,358
223
697
1,743
4,356
224
697
1,742
4,354
225
696
1,740
4,349
226
696
1,739
4,349
227
696
1,739
4,347
228
694
1,735
4,337
229
687
1,716
4,291
230
686
1,716
4,290
231
686
1,715
4,288
232

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Wilder
Clarissa
New York Mills
Preston
Blooming Prairie
Austin
Nassau
Norcross
Sebeka
Olivia
Delavan
Williams
Brooks
Hewitt
Hendrum
Onamia
Clara City
Freeborn
Browerville
Harmony
Clarks Grove
Meadowlands
Arlington
Wadena
Lake Park
Winger
Walker
Milroy
Hector

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
24,038
245,493
537,090
773,364
1,020,900
11,015,051
26,165
26,683
257,173
1,124,701
80,129
62,446
44,553
87,983
93,575
358,025
632,403
90,305
331,331
550,583
254,103
31,469
1,069,291
2,026,742
360,519
56,986
1,332,476
88,862
526,158

103.81%
57.66%
64.99%
81.69%
67.73%
33.64%
53.67%
95.32%
64.00%
75.31%
124.80%
95.44%
41.37%
55.77%
123.02%
47.32%
90.11%
87.80%
52.26%
106.89%
31.48%
112.40%
65.43%
35.49%
27.77%
95.90%
70.45%
151.92%
121.29%

62
609
1,187
1,382
1,964
23,726
70
57
672
2,552
176
197
139
269
297
864
1,312
272
706
1,113
695
128
2,091
4,204
825
180
1,186
247
1,143

41,300
308,382
713,237
1,154,841
1,380,844
11,091,177
31,493
43,051
334,326
1,584,584
152,340
100,313
47,344
106,128
175,645
397,673
972,936
136,821
384,131
938,361
241,044
55,309
1,375,919
2,000,913
327,711
90,482
1,776,277
190,827
966,726

171.81%
125.62%
132.80%
149.33%
135.26%
100.69%
120.36%
161.34%
130.00%
140.89%
190.12%
160.64%
106.26%
120.62%
187.71%
111.07%
153.85%
151.51%
115.94%
170.43%
94.86%
175.76%
128.68%
98.73%
90.90%
158.78%
133.31%
214.75%
183.73%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
680
1,700
4,250
233
680
1,699
4,247
234
678
1,695
4,238
235
676
1,691
4,227
236
675
1,688
4,220
237
671
1,676
4,191
238
667
1,667
4,168
239
660
1,651
4,126
240
660
1,650
4,125
241
656
1,639
4,099
242
653
1,633
4,082
243
652
1,630
4,075
244
649
1,622
4,056
245
649
1,621
4,053
246
647
1,617
4,043
247
638
1,594
3,985
248
637
1,593
3,984
249
637
1,593
3,982
250
637
1,592
3,980
251
635
1,589
3,971
252
634
1,585
3,961
253
634
1,584
3,960
254
632
1,581
3,953
255
632
1,581
3,952
256
631
1,578
3,946
257
629
1,572
3,930
258
629
1,571
3,929
259
628
1,571
3,927
260
624
1,561
3,903
261

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Moose Lake
Windom
Mountain Iron
Kerkhoven
Perley
Verndale
Russell
Herman
Pennock
Cosmos
Ogilvie
Lafayette
Hitterdal
Brownsdale
Coleraine
Canton
Hills
Buffalo Lake
Hayfield
Duluth
Magnolia
Rothsay
St. Peter
Fairmont
Worthington
Delhi
Steen
Stewart
Edgerton

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
894,344
2,006,638
1,856,862
296,994
35,016
218,960
138,740
191,243
184,245
224,670
206,374
214,360
70,609
271,128
531,775
137,906
231,359
369,074
649,629
60,741,225
72,464
206,749
4,653,771
6,871,988
5,318,353
28,024
54,494
253,348
522,093

41.93%
75.88%
48.29%
85.20%
61.40%
53.52%
60.05%
129.81%
65.47%
86.56%
29.69%
44.08%
42.77%
56.02%
96.46%
71.83%
38.58%
121.90%
70.56%
25.40%
37.99%
40.64%
37.99%
38.98%
48.84%
51.52%
37.99%
139.80%
56.12%

2,412
4,357
2,809
733
108
549
333
416
490
524
468
479
171
696
1,141
318
541
732
1,334
85,220
202
500
10,884
10,686
11,392
71
166
533
988

929,908
2,761,862
2,042,813
434,045
42,838
250,532
167,721
364,542
232,598
330,750
185,823
223,827
72,395
313,235
829,052
180,720
226,244
668,224
842,260
51,201,223
70,046
205,279
4,490,043
6,692,540
5,668,639
30,608
52,125
500,182
593,778

103.98%
137.64%
110.01%
146.15%
122.34%
114.42%
120.89%
190.62%
126.24%
147.22%
90.04%
104.42%
102.53%
115.53%
155.90%
131.05%
97.79%
181.05%
129.65%
84.29%
96.66%
99.29%
96.48%
97.39%
106.59%
109.22%
95.65%
197.43%
113.73%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
620
1,551
3,878
262
618
1,544
3,860
263
617
1,543
3,858
264
609
1,524
3,809
265
609
1,523
3,809
266
609
1,522
3,806
267
608
1,521
3,802
268
608
1,520
3,800
269
608
1,519
3,798
270
607
1,516
3,791
271
604
1,509
3,772
272
603
1,508
3,771
273
598
1,494
3,735
274
595
1,488
3,719
275
594
1,486
3,715
276
592
1,480
3,701
277
592
1,480
3,701
278
592
1,479
3,697
279
591
1,477
3,693
280
589
1,472
3,681
281
587
1,467
3,667
282
586
1,466
3,666
283
585
1,462
3,656
284
584
1,460
3,651
285
577
1,444
3,609
286
577
1,443
3,606
287
577
1,442
3,604
288
576
1,441
3,602
289
576
1,440
3,601
290

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Grygla
Hokah
Wykoff
Dalton
New Ulm
Dent
Hadley
Elgin
Grand Meadow
Plummer
Hawley
Luverne
Alden
Ogema
Glyndon
Benson
Emmons
Claremont
Elizabeth
Donnelly
Twin Lakes
Fergus Falls
Two Harbors
Dodge Center
Winona
Ostrander
Taopi
Henderson
Fisher

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
69,625
282,710
209,919
85,206
8,570,648
74,047
27,985
504,562
483,075
90,412
968,581
2,215,582
278,400
52,178
505,752
1,916,037
150,093
290,974
52,954
90,797
53,467
9,078,342
2,172,379
1,514,397
18,814,394
98,896
15,872
497,348
141,144

69.16%
103.52%
68.61%
59.39%
60.93%
81.03%
96.48%
64.80%
69.97%
118.24%
40.56%
45.70%
63.29%
49.83%
72.76%
51.40%
89.24%
119.15%
58.88%
45.94%
31.01%
44.91%
59.15%
71.28%
31.22%
99.74%
34.65%
120.32%
69.75%

237
546
408
237
13,473
184
60
972
914
249
1,921
4,579
627
125
1,178
3,384
407
605
168
235
149
13,813
3,601
2,575
27,582
245
77
940
376

88,210
454,239
263,352
98,891
10,041,289
101,567
42,680
609,627
608,490
157,467
933,555
2,245,535
331,026
54,905
647,830
2,044,895
216,663
505,962
60,128
91,292
45,750
9,024,537
2,461,922
1,899,248
16,028,718
151,909
14,047
866,062
174,394

126.69%
160.67%
125.45%
116.06%
117.16%
137.17%
152.51%
120.82%
125.96%
174.17%
96.38%
101.35%
118.90%
105.23%
128.09%
106.73%
144.35%
173.89%
113.55%
100.55%
85.57%
99.41%
113.33%
125.41%
85.19%
153.60%
88.50%
174.14%
123.56%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
575
1,438
3,596
291
572
1,429
3,572
292
568
1,421
3,553
293
567
1,417
3,542
294
562
1,406
3,514
295
561
1,403
3,508
296
560
1,401
3,502
297
560
1,401
3,501
298
560
1,400
3,499
299
559
1,398
3,495
300
558
1,396
3,489
301
557
1,391
3,478
302
556
1,390
3,476
303
554
1,385
3,462
304
553
1,383
3,458
305
553
1,383
3,458
306
551
1,378
3,445
307
547
1,368
3,421
308
547
1,367
3,417
309
546
1,365
3,413
310
546
1,364
3,410
311
545
1,362
3,406
312
542
1,354
3,386
313
541
1,353
3,383
314
540
1,349
3,373
315
539
1,347
3,367
316
539
1,346
3,366
317
538
1,345
3,364
318
538
1,345
3,363
319

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Watkins
Alberta
Hoffman
New Auburn
Ashby
Caledonia
Redwood Falls
East Grand Forks
Winthrop
Long Prairie
Belgrade
Cook
Bigfork
Ulen
Degraff
Waltham
Myrtle
Brainerd
Le Center
Welcome
Murdock
Evan
Carlton
Pine River
Foley
Wendell
Waseca
Porter
Trosky

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Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
442,644
54,702
273,668
191,203
207,010
1,626,884
2,573,917
5,044,544
818,810
1,422,423
358,891
309,209
170,147
280,021
45,819
72,677
23,588
8,902,728
1,430,441
468,258
141,203
29,728
453,798
513,324
1,458,391
76,490
5,045,626
78,234
39,309

85.75%
101.66%
32.92%
70.70%
75.45%
31.95%
78.76%
52.78%
61.79%
38.93%
82.80%
87.15%
57.62%
24.43%
29.57%
30.87%
38.16%
44.17%
33.89%
88.15%
44.17%
46.59%
53.03%
65.04%
55.99%
79.05%
66.01%
51.66%
50.88%

934
126
637
502
475
2,902
5,247
7,893
1,315
2,988
710
583
457
537
124
187
53
13,954
2,394
669
288
86
782
916
2,636
175
9,789
155
107

617,300
84,899
236,139
237,086
266,501
1,380,624
3,388,407
5,321,532
933,776
1,295,783
481,722
428,037
185,274
211,348
36,737
59,136
20,880
8,391,444
1,201,206
646,991
132,959
28,693
466,768
589,577
1,540,013
97,979
5,803,693
78,701
39,164

139.46%
155.20%
86.29%
124.00%
128.74%
84.86%
131.64%
105.49%
114.04%
91.10%
134.23%
138.43%
108.89%
75.48%
80.18%
81.37%
88.52%
94.26%
83.97%
138.17%
94.16%
96.52%
102.86%
114.85%
105.60%
128.09%
115.02%
100.60%
99.63%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
537
1,343
3,357
320
535
1,339
3,346
321
534
1,334
3,335
322
533
1,332
3,331
323
533
1,332
3,331
324
529
1,323
3,307
325
529
1,322
3,305
326
527
1,318
3,294
327
523
1,306
3,266
328
522
1,304
3,260
329
514
1,286
3,214
330
513
1,282
3,205
331
513
1,282
3,204
332
510
1,276
3,190
333
506
1,265
3,163
334
505
1,262
3,156
335
504
1,259
3,147
336
501
1,252
3,130
337
501
1,252
3,130
338
500
1,250
3,126
339
500
1,250
3,124
340
499
1,248
3,121
341
498
1,246
3,114
342
498
1,245
3,113
343
496
1,240
3,100
344
490
1,226
3,065
345
490
1,225
3,063
346
489
1,223
3,059
347
488
1,219
3,047
348

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Pierz
Granite Falls
Baudette
La Salle
Evansville
Barnum
Swanville
Hilltop
Kilkenny
Albert Lea
Louisburg
Proctor
Menahga
Atwater
Lewiston
Wolverton
Ormsby
Sauk Centre
Rose Creek
Morristown
McGregor
Avoca
Mahnomen
Rush City
Alvarado
Braham
Babbitt
Starbuck
Litchfield

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Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
747,153
1,554,698
644,439
33,813
253,039
263,085
174,522
292,153
76,592
10,749,655
14,498
2,193,281
637,350
531,421
890,960
53,897
53,395

37.55%
72.64%
32.87%
53.23%
88.25%
53.85%
43.12%
100.91%
55.11%
44.18%
82.77%
36.05%
50.58%
63.50%
63.42%
61.78%
46.31%

1,415
3,009
1,041
84
565
587
352
791
158
18,095
47
2,854
1,227
1,026
1,487
125
141

2,573,404
169,856
538,526
198,566
62,218
828,132
1,391,555
112,591
986,379
772,215
782,120
3,921,378

58.25%
64.76%
51.66%
106.64%
48.22%
39.53%
27.70%
31.09%
46.97%
85.82%
102.29%
54.70%

4,221
381
1,032
390
117
1,167
3,072
364
1,660
1,593
1,337
6,845

644,264
1,883,367
524,183
34,284
344,780
267,623
158,456
433,591
78,568
9,849,634
18,855
1,824,997
622,085
587,181
983,715
58,570
49,510
2,691,635
188,716
527,190
303,439
58,613
707,916
1,024,432
86,649
914,363
1,015,167
1,153,360
3,906,297

86.23%
121.14%
81.34%
101.39%
136.26%
101.72%
90.79%
148.41%
102.58%
91.63%
130.05%
83.21%
97.60%
110.49%
110.41%
108.67%
92.72%
104.59%
111.10%
97.89%
152.82%
94.21%
85.48%
73.62%
76.96%
92.70%
131.46%
147.47%
99.62%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
487
1,217
3,042
349
485
1,213
3,031
350
485
1,212
3,029
351
482
1,204
3,010
352
480
1,200
3,000
353
479
1,197
2,992
354
477
1,192
2,980
355
475
1,188
2,969
356
475
1,187
2,967
357
474
1,186
2,965
358
473
1,182
2,955
359
472
1,179
2,947
360
470
1,176
2,939
361
470
1,175
2,937
362
470
1,175
2,937
363
469
1,172
2,931
364
464
1,160
2,901
365
463
1,159
2,897
366
2,896
367
463
1,159
462
1,156
2,890
368
462
1,154
2,886
369
460
1,150
2,874
370
460
1,149
2,872
371
459
1,148
2,870
372
459
1,147
2,867
373
457
1,143
2,858
374
456
1,141
2,853
375
452
1,129
2,823
376
449
1,123
2,807
377

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Randall
Dumont
Clitherall
Parkers Prairie
Chatfield
Mizpah
Little Falls
Kandiyohi
Shevlin
Kenneth
Paynesville
Waldorf
Kenyon
Faribault
Deer Creek
Holdingford
Biwabik
Moorhead
Albany
Osakis
Eden Valley
Erhard
Ironton
Kensington
Roseau
Peterson
Glenwood
Audubon
Callaway

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
255,339
46,463
36,493
569,456
1,727,973
13,605
5,186,376
227,590
54,762
25,959
1,644,354
105,451
1,164,427
16,907,763
138,949
366,886
706,261
20,369,150
1,552,845
1,012,065
524,376
60,482
284,392
138,106
1,507,700
113,234
1,713,515
245,539
88,373

48.96%
80.71%
19.18%
75.86%
59.15%
18.38%
51.65%
46.82%
47.66%
28.89%
32.88%
56.80%
57.02%
34.84%
36.69%
70.50%
97.26%
33.97%
38.27%
45.36%
82.23%
39.68%
105.84%
38.56%
68.96%
58.42%
55.74%
66.43%
36.40%

590
112
112
1,020
2,562
62
8,418
523
165
51
2,298
221
1,744
22,818
317
772
872
36,226
2,221
1,608
901
129
532
287
2,855
242
2,623
491
204

239,680
58,124
23,170
683,554
1,784,704
8,496
4,961,020
206,706
50,175
18,870
1,260,457
105,972
1,170,511
13,232,426
110,988
416,872
987,725
15,531,938
1,249,980
884,395
650,332
49,206
419,269
110,595
1,665,091
113,018
1,658,400
263,610
68,211

93.87%
125.10%
63.49%
120.04%
103.28%
62.45%
95.65%
90.82%
91.62%
72.69%
76.65%
100.49%
100.52%
78.26%
79.88%
113.62%
139.85%
76.25%
80.50%
87.39%
124.02%
81.36%
147.43%
80.08%
110.44%
99.81%
96.78%
107.36%
77.19%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
449
1,123
2,807
378
444
1,110
2,774
379
443
1,108
2,769
380
442
1,104
2,761
381
441
1,103
2,758
382
441
1,102
2,754
383
440
1,100
2,750
384
440
1,100
2,750
385
440
1,099
2,748
386
438
1,095
2,738
387
438
1,094
2,736
388
437
1,092
2,731
389
435
1,088
2,719
390
434
1,086
2,714
391
432
1,080
2,699
392
431
1,078
2,695
393
426
1,065
2,662
394
423
1,057
2,643
395
422
1,056
2,639
396
420
1,051
2,627
397
418
1,045
2,612
398
417
1,042
2,605
399
416
1,040
2,599
400
415
1,038
2,595
401
415
1,037
2,592
402
414
1,035
2,587
403
410
1,026
2,565
404
409
1,023
2,558
405
408
1,020
2,549
406

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Cottonwood
Strathcona
Boy River
Dexter
Hartland
Minnesota Lake
Underwood
Winsted
New London
Conger
Eyota
Felton
Grey Eagle
Taconite
Kasota
Brooten
Lanesboro
Ellendale
St. Charles
Easton
Pillager
Winton
Lester Prairie
Glencoe
Silver Lake
Stockton
New Munich
Lowry
Darwin

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Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
707,415
9,113
10,468
178,388
132,211
341,910
184,204
1,595,194
740,862
57,552
1,164,204
74,899
169,220
257,153
354,069
393,844

55.53%
27.43%
38.21%
65.28%
86.63%
73.23%
40.19%
66.21%
47.76%
91.72%
49.26%
22.12%
59.32%
69.06%
19.67%
47.89%

1,160
25
36
320
264
645
325
2,317
1,195
138
1,834
190
335
335
688
645

546,101
358,757
2,268,085
92,407
313,200
72,508
1,130,354
3,209,163
461,775
392,539
194,881
142,358
209,156

72.16%
70.94%
30.63%
125.93%
67.80%
59.81%
52.42%
59.69%
98.47%
28.83%
40.54%
61.11%
24.38%

728
649
3,578
188
495
168
1,779
5,760
812
770
370
280
296

681,147
6,201
8,248
188,647
167,817
387,996
148,046
1,694,292
648,182
75,579
1,032,556
46,007
166,232
277,017
205,961
340,200
601,782
390,517
1,551,247
151,118
330,047
70,563
1,013,006
3,100,028
624,345
256,749
150,029
138,762
126,913

96.29%
68.05%
78.79%
105.75%
126.93%
113.48%
80.37%
106.21%
87.49%
131.32%
88.69%
61.43%
98.23%
107.72%
58.17%
86.38%
110.20%
108.85%
68.39%
163.54%
105.38%
97.32%
89.62%
96.60%
135.21%
65.41%
76.98%
97.47%
60.68%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
408
1,019
2,547
407
406
1,015
2,538
408
406
1,015
2,536
409
405
1,012
2,529
410
403
1,008
2,519
411
402
1,006
2,516
412
402
1,005
2,511
413
400
1,000
2,500
414
397
993
2,483
415
396
990
2,475
416
394
986
2,465
417
393
983
2,457
418
389
973
2,432
419
387
967
2,417
420
385
962
2,406
421
385
962
2,406
422
380
951
2,377
423
379
948
2,370
424
944
2,360
425
378
376
940
2,350
426
376
939
2,349
427
375
938
2,344
428
372
930
2,325
429
369
923
2,307
430
367
918
2,296
431
366
914
2,286
432
364
911
2,278
433
364
909
2,273
434
363
907
2,269
435

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Roscoe
Bemidji
Chandler
Orr
Rollingstone
Mazeppa
Dovray
Howard Lake
Dassel
Beaver Creek
Waterville
Barrett
Bluffton
Willmar
Milaca
Melrose
Hollandale
Wolf Lake
Minneapolis
Osseo
Mora
Sabin
Minnesota City
Sedan
Richville
Zumbro Falls
Lake Lillian
Roosevelt
Clontarf

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Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
64,253
8,558,410
196,358
116,710
374,694
453,036
41,792
1,434,741
946,189
123,044
1,418,598
183,147
92,242
12,590,761
1,709,556
2,034,089
122,250
22,430
357,767,596
2,018,903
2,169,512
232,806
121,022
22,225
41,047
109,950
115,989
53,064
71,717

28.01%
35.89%
43.29%
71.42%
37.90%
49.30%
32.30%
44.43%
54.04%
101.72%
54.95%
116.73%
42.05%
28.00%
45.38%
61.90%
88.47%
55.73%
57.05%
51.11%
26.82%
32.68%
20.66%
65.33%
46.13%
38.46%
71.56%
26.38%
52.99%

109
13,413
238
235
641
778
65
2,016
1,316
244
1,873
325
200
19,130
2,837
3,310
268
49
390,131
2,465
3,681
446
217
52
101
160
226
136
160

41,270
6,143,597
154,856
124,703
274,457
383,223
28,231
1,138,528
841,474
167,989
1,269,016
276,970
70,521
7,852,955
1,358,985
1,952,496
149,773
20,127
325,751,557
1,717,840
1,313,460
154,179
65,271
21,872
32,407
78,350
120,765
31,247
61,125

64.23%
71.78%
78.86%
106.85%
73.25%
84.59%
67.55%
79.35%
88.93%
136.53%
89.46%
151.23%
76.45%
62.37%
79.49%
95.99%
122.51%
89.73%
91.05%
85.09%
60.54%
66.23%
53.93%
98.41%
78.95%
71.26%
104.12%
58.89%
85.23%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
362
906
2,264
436
359
897
2,243
437
356
889
2,223
438
354
886
2,214
439
353
884
2,209
440
353
882
2,206
441
353
881
2,203
442
349
873
2,183
443
349
872
2,181
444
348
870
2,175
445
345
863
2,157
446
345
862
2,156
447
344
860
2,150
448
344
859
2,148
449
341
853
2,132
450
341
852
2,131
451
340
851
2,128
452
453
340
850
2,125
340
850
2,125
454
340
849
2,124
455
337
843
2,108
456
335
839
2,097
457
333
832
2,080
458
331
827
2,068
459
328
821
2,051
460
328
820
2,050
461
326
814
2,035
462
325
813
2,032
463
322
806
2,015
464

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City

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611,803
13,092

59.79%
21.01%

Mantorville
Kettle River
Brandon
Montgomery

729,252
84,055

55.76%
96.96%

926
24
1,186
174

301,019
2,328,458
2,861,823
34,666
124,066
95,103
1,834,057
2,098,512
207,570
53,333
63,440
1,401,248
20,466
656,440
44,380
2,075,490
227,235,952
281,377
615,188
419,462
672,892
40,628
134,855
3,196,770
280,812

57.51%
58.53%
54.26%
69.77%
53.36%
71.95%
24.89%
43.69%
64.12%
51.56%
19.35%
75.35%
35.18%
31.88%
19.24%
56.94%
32.38%
65.20%
29.32%
50.76%
36.15%
49.23%
21.40%
54.85%
72.16%

449
3,267
4,331
99
233
149
2,322
2,653
364
111
106
1,834
75
902
84
3,394
288,055
469
1,008
713
864
71
252
5,542
454

Bruno
Hoyt Lakes
McGrath
Royalton
Iron Junction
Plainview
St. Paul
Kellogg
Nicollet
Cleveland
Scanlon
Sargeant
Bowlus
Kasson
Prinsburg

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate

Goodhue
Leonard

Le Sueur
Henriette
Villard
Bingham Lake
Lauderdale
Wabasha
Askov
Quamba

Strong Towns
Analysis

562,911
6,958
638,035
107,523
266,076
2,079,590
2,430,027
34,791
103,934
97,340
1,013,770
1,553,737
195,250
43,449
31,183
1,472,934
13,282
401,462
21,524
1,787,414
139,630,178
265,004
357,788
333,188
435,510
31,597
67,189
2,661,142
282,273

92.01%
53.15%
87.49%
127.92%
88.39%
89.31%
84.91%
100.36%
83.77%
102.35%
55.27%
74.04%
94.06%
81.47%
49.15%
105.12%
64.90%
61.16%
48.50%
86.12%
61.45%
94.18%
58.16%
79.43%
64.72%
77.77%
49.82%
83.24%
100.52%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
322
805
2,014
465
321
803
2,009
466
317
793
1,983
467
310
774
1,935
468
309
772
1,930
469
308
770
1,924
470
307
766
1,916
471
306
765
1,912
472
304
760
1,901
473
304
760
1,900
474
304
760
1,899
475
303
759
1,897
476
299
749
1,872
477
299
748
1,869
478
298
745
1,863
479
298
744
1,860
480
297
743
1,857
481
293
732
1,830
482
293
731
1,829
483
292
730
1,824
484
291
727
1,817
485
290
725
1,811
486
288
721
1,802
487
287
717
1,792
488
286
714
1,786
489
285
714
1,784
490
284
711
1,776
491
284
710
1,775
492
284
709
1,773
493

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Remer
Motley
Perham
Elba
Marshall
Richmond
Comstock
St. Michael
Donaldson
Bock
Eitzen
Biscay
South Haven
Aldrich
Tower
Georgetown
Maple Lake
Wanamingo
Brook Park
Lexington
Cloquet
St. Cloud
Stacy
Cokato
Upsala
Elrosa
Lynd
Greenwald
Hayward

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Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
205,183
466,411
1,889,499
96,375
8,916,070
992,776
59,733
16,435,302
19,829
61,660
126,018
45,897
117,050
25,385
350,718
49,765
1,700,626
823,186
80,520
1,552,495
8,674,200

90.16%
70.13%
52.49%
35.25%
48.96%
59.17%
26.79%
28.53%
75.66%
30.30%
74.28%
33.16%
82.57%
19.70%
79.91%
38.18%
46.56%
50.35%
16.87%
48.37%
40.94%

49,622,485
1,051,734
1,794,796
249,842
108,399
255,414
119,334
138,035

40.14%
40.53%
54.20%
61.14%
25.33%
46.98%
24.30%
99.49%

362
673
2,750
200
13,141
1,329
108
15,110
29
102
226
109
212
39
498
115
2,010
1,042
138
1,976
11,780
65,650
1,432
2,749
422
157
390
185
232

242,720
457,631
1,512,430
60,338
6,795,774
857,844
32,075
9,042,866
20,252
34,975
126,702
27,152
127,027
11,585
370,378
31,754
1,227,001
623,038
33,889
1,137,494
5,693,734
32,077,309
683,443
1,411,526
213,587
53,791
181,668
57,644
170,330

118.29%
98.12%
80.04%
62.61%
76.22%
86.41%
53.70%
55.02%
102.13%
56.72%
100.54%
59.16%
108.52%
45.64%
105.61%
63.81%
72.15%
75.69%
42.09%
73.27%
65.64%
64.64%
64.98%
78.65%
85.49%
49.62%
71.13%
48.30%
123.40%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
281
703
1,758
494
280
700
1,749
495
276
689
1,722
496
274
684
1,710
497
273
681
1,704
498
272
681
1,702
499
269
673
1,682
500
265
662
1,656
501
265
662
1,655
502
264
661
1,651
503
263
657
1,641
504
260
650
1,625
505
260
649
1,622
506
259
648
1,621
507
257
642
1,606
508
256
641
1,602
509
256
640
1,599
510
253
633
1,584
511
252
630
1,576
512
249
622
1,556
513
247
617
1,544
514
245
613
1,531
515
245
611
1,528
516
244
611
1,528
517
243
609
1,522
518
243
607
1,518
519
241
604
1,509
520
240
600
1,500
521
239
598
1,494
522

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Ranier
Geneva
Dilworth
Sauk Rapids
Nelson
Westport
Kimball
Pine Island
Vining
Fountain
Akeley
Racine
Shafer
North Branch
Montrose
Dover
Rochester
Princeton
Stewartville
Blomkest
St. Joseph
Palisade
North St. Paul
Owatonna
Avon
Bellechester
Newport
Taylors Falls
Hutchinson

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Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
101,169
275,098
2,343,727
8,018,357
105,840
23,125
536,604
2,661,180
44,278
262,038
247,204
264,230
628,247
8,768,807
2,189,232
455,052
101,773,269
3,396,786
3,474,377
89,277
3,734,735
75,628
9,248,657
21,088,486
1,112,632
91,338
3,460,472
853,660
10,597,264

30.49%
33.08%
49.13%
45.30%
34.01%
20.43%
63.23%
62.54%
23.71%
59.03%
84.42%
59.50%
54.50%
41.93%
38.72%
32.38%
40.76%
62.37%
45.82%
41.62%
48.41%
52.51%
22.13%
44.77%
59.83%
25.11%
44.05%
81.16%
55.48%

166
457
3,684
13,083
155
69
703
3,363
55
377
398
405
861
10,370
2,498
604
102,437
4,530
5,842
172
6,156
152
11,600
25,381
1,328
163
3,542
1,039
14,134

55,026
156,482
1,709,053
5,521,945
60,906
10,150
463,712
2,277,468
20,682
214,776
265,225
217,237
484,017
5,652,032
1,329,048
245,899
63,409,550
2,845,312
2,334,340
56,142
2,587,093
55,475
3,970,401
13,818,797
895,809
41,795
2,225,935
865,614
7,943,445

54.39%
56.88%
72.92%
68.87%
57.55%
43.89%
86.42%
85.58%
46.71%
81.96%
107.29%
82.22%
77.04%
64.46%
60.71%
54.04%
62.30%
83.76%
67.19%
62.89%
69.27%
73.35%
42.93%
65.53%
80.51%
45.76%
64.32%
101.40%
74.96%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
239
598
1,494
523
238
595
1,488
524
238
595
1,487
525
236
589
1,473
526
235
588
1,471
527
235
587
1,466
528
232
580
1,449
529
230
576
1,440
530
230
575
1,437
531
229
573
1,433
532
229
572
1,429
533
227
568
1,420
534
225
564
1,409
535
225
563
1,408
536
220
550
1,374
537
217
541
1,354
538
215
539
1,347
539
214
535
1,337
540
214
534
1,335
541
213
532
1,329
542
209
522
1,304
543
208
521
1,303
544
208
520
1,300
545
208
519
1,297
546
207
517
1,293
547
206
516
1,291
548
203
507
1,267
549
202
506
1,265
550
195
487
1,217
551

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Urbank
St. Martin
St. Stephen
Cedar Mills
Freeport
Millville
Zumbrota
Utica
Foreston
Medford
Hamburg
Brownsville
Hillman
St. Anthony
Effie
Elkton
Willernie
Hill City
Wrenshall
Meire Grove
Flensburg
Northfield
Danvers
Barry
Cold Spring
Pine City
Squaw Lake
Grasston
Nevis

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
33,575
221,950
565,389
31,769
419,863
101,126
2,661,374
166,836
351,607
988,616
323,441
346,700
16,476
38,276
50,742
74,852
451,702
321,903
275,700
71,906
123,059
15,549,011
61,484
16,302
3,075,815
2,812,308
59,683
98,498
290,141

9.01%
49.11%
39.90%
56.66%
80.03%
24.72%
46.85%
27.57%
19.94%
42.87%
90.29%
31.01%
27.01%
5.32%
37.07%
46.81%
32.51%
75.77%
37.91%
31.51%
14.63%
38.40%
43.86%
49.18%
27.41%
36.10%
24.49%
12.05%
64.93%

53
344
845
46
520
165
3,172
238
511
1,158
557
480
21
83
95
143
536
453
371
147
236
19,839
94
18
3,802
3,295
95
157
385

9,505
151,833
333,775
24,032
415,569
44,032
1,746,225
77,273
135,881
607,131
351,989
171,572
7,490
9,000
28,002
48,544
226,899
300,920
153,307
35,339
39,493
8,671,945
37,545
10,812
1,369,870
1,491,583
24,719
28,497
237,168

28.31%
68.41%
59.03%
75.65%
98.98%
43.54%
65.61%
46.32%
38.65%
61.41%
108.83%
49.49%
45.46%
23.51%
55.19%
64.85%
50.23%
93.48%
55.61%
49.15%
32.09%
55.77%
61.06%
66.32%
44.54%
53.04%
41.42%
28.93%
81.74%

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Analysis

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Analysis

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
193
482
1,206
552
193
482
1,206
553
191
478
1,196
554
190
475
1,187
555
189
474
1,184
556
188
471
1,176
557
188
469
1,173
558
187
469
1,172
559
187
468
1,169
560
185
464
1,159
561
185
463
1,159
562
185
462
1,155
563
185
461
1,153
564
182
455
1,137
565
181
453
1,132
566
180
451
1,128
567
177
443
1,108
568
177
443
1,107
569
177
442
1,106
570
176
441
1,102
571
175
437
1,091
572
174
434
1,086
573
172
430
1,075
574
171
429
1,071
575
171
428
1,070
576
169
423
1,059
577
169
423
1,058
578
169
422
1,055
579
168
420
1,051
580

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
West Union
Solway
Dakota
Cromwell
Whalan
Mayer
Willow River
Lake City
North Mankato
Backus
Maple Plain
Cannon Falls
Bayport
Carlos
Garfield
La Prairie
Warba
Courtland
Rice
Grand Rapids
La Crescent
Finlayson
Hampton
Altura
Cambridge
Lake Henry
Brookston
Hinckley
Miltona

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
34,678
34,236
210,536
159,616
56,153
1,542,121
310,026
5,111,784
10,484,247
205,394
2,154,096
3,875,759
2,741,826
271,929
224,665
491,123
92,032
454,139
1,284,753
8,904,141
3,691,757

16.58%
40.89%
53.15%
71.61%
36.40%
59.75%
27.42%
47.96%
44.58%
61.67%
49.52%
60.76%
30.49%
50.06%
32.97%
42.78%
45.72%
25.79%
27.37%
56.96%
52.00%

76
75
326
211
55
1,915
395
5,303
13,003
321
1,929
4,076
3,310
406
308
627
183
598
1,346
9,690
5,132

253,823
554,858
293,224
7,577,170
46,121
55,520
1,631,866
230,597

43.31%
24.04%
31.38%
59.04%
40.02%
20.38%
29.03%
61.14%

327
763
418
7,657
80
91
1,428
357

11,552
19,717
146,566
140,469
29,550
1,167,326
134,266
3,252,363
6,282,827
158,119
1,396,563
2,945,399
1,248,378
176,802
107,342
282,545
55,588
183,651
538,884
6,356,490
2,449,477
146,079
211,945
133,522
5,528,325
24,871
18,904
695,438
172,281

33.31%
57.59%
69.62%
88.00%
52.62%
75.70%
43.31%
63.62%
59.93%
76.98%
64.83%
76.00%
45.53%
65.02%
47.78%
57.53%
60.40%
40.44%
41.94%
71.39%
66.35%
57.55%
38.20%
45.54%
72.96%
53.93%
34.05%
42.62%
74.71%

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
167
418
1,046
581
167
418
1,044
582
165
412
1,029
583
164
410
1,025
584
162
406
1,014
585
159
399
997
586
159
397
993
587
157
392
979
588
153
384
959
589
153
383
957
590
153
383
957
591
152
381
952
592
150
376
940
593
150
374
935
594
148
370
926
595
148
369
922
596
147
367
918
597
146
366
916
598
146
364
911
599
144
361
902
600
143
359
897
601
142
356
890
602
142
354
885
603
142
354
885
604
139
348
870
605
139
348
869
606
137
342
854
607
136
340
849
608
136
339
848
609

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Park Rapids
South St. Paul
Vergas
Kingston
St. Bonifacius
Wright
Annandale
Mounds View
Pease
Alexandria
Harris
Spring Hill
Hatfield
Laporte
Millerville
Robbinsdale
Kerrick
New Prague
Cobden
Isanti
Lonsdale
Trommald
Red Wing
Falcon Heights
Buckman
Plato
Detroit Lakes
Sobieski
Grand Marais

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
3,629,438
14,942,747
247,435
91,457
2,278,192
67,877
2,494,705
8,475,755
132,736
12,892,662
1,184,987
44,348
36,502

47.86%
38.53%
45.31%
24.08%
27.81%
32.53%
42.03%
32.35%
30.16%
33.94%
34.51%
35.04%
19.18%

3,494
20,250
317
153
2,329
85
3,005
12,641
208
12,415
1,258
61
42

95,014
60,908
11,309,068
37,353
6,474,239
32,165
4,065,176
3,484,514
81,177
22,964,222
4,042,029
171,835
253,454
9,265,834
109,241
1,626,529

39.36%
18.06%
37.00%
36.93%
52.68%
3.89%
55.23%
42.33%
30.63%
55.13%
19.22%
15.42%
55.83%
29.19%
37.05%
47.14%

143
116
13,598
70
7,006
43
5,556
2,873
116
16,300
5,746
249
312
8,599
175
1,418

2,228,156
7,747,543
144,769
34,060
923,480
30,578
1,355,839
3,762,696
55,952
5,906,589
546,202
20,638
11,108
47,981
17,692
5,425,950
17,846
4,100,264
4,630
2,667,721
1,827,165
32,914
14,918,945
1,168,034
42,974
165,770
3,589,263
50,845
919,814

61.39%
51.85%
58.51%
37.24%
40.54%
45.05%
54.35%
44.39%
42.15%
45.81%
46.09%
46.54%
30.43%
50.50%
29.05%
47.98%
47.78%
63.33%
14.39%
65.62%
52.44%
40.55%
64.97%
28.90%
25.01%
65.40%
38.74%
46.54%
56.55%

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
135
338
846
610
133
333
832
611
132
330
825
612
132
329
823
613
127
318
795
614
125
313
782
615
123
308
770
616
120
301
753
617
120
300
750
618
119
297
742
619
116
290
724
620
115
287
719
621
113
281
703
622
111
278
696
623
110
275
687
624
110
274
686
625
108
271
678
626
107
266
666
627
105
263
657
628
104
260
650
629
101
253
632
630
99
248
620
631
98
246
615
632
97
242
605
633
96
240
599
634
96
239
598
635
95
239
597
636
95
237
593
637
94
235
588
638

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Crystal
Green Isle
Sturgeon Lake
Rockford
Clearwater
Regal
Battle Lake
Anoka
Columbia Heights
Bethel
Rock Creek
Zimmerman
Holloway
Thomson
Riverton
Trail
Elmdale
Rushford Village
Buffalo
Tamarack
Nerstrand
Elko New Market
White Bear Lake
Cologne
West St. Paul
Minneiska
Spicer
Dennison
Byron

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
17,076,268
414,222
310,330
2,944,174
1,567,469
25,175
846,829
12,532,252
13,355,599
391,134
1,540,747
3,855,602
167,445
137,067
84,950
35,150
75,890
812,587
14,520,075
40,078
235,032
3,979,698
25,747,815
1,420,271
16,614,735
94,965
1,330,260
188,602
3,899,031

38.29%
104.29%
59.29%
43.90%
63.72%
27.81%
52.14%
37.69%
47.43%
49.97%
13.82%
29.05%
94.28%
60.92%
51.10%
22.76%
21.79%
33.84%
28.76%
47.59%
14.86%
36.97%
15.30%
45.47%
44.61%
11.62%
53.90%
48.36%
50.11%

22,167
508
390
4,108
1,436
29
743
17,849
18,137
533
1,271
4,961
101
166
103
62
102
785
14,154
53
246
3,817
24,679
1,394
19,002
97
1,144
171
4,800

8,117,083
469,629
211,213
1,549,637
1,134,323
9,156
513,705
5,786,452
7,459,520
227,523
337,626
1,431,497
171,322
94,156
49,972
10,712
22,391
337,200
5,287,238
22,110
52,730
1,769,568
5,837,653
747,282
8,594,452
17,790
809,727
104,204
2,220,508

47.53%
113.38%
68.06%
52.63%
72.37%
36.37%
60.66%
46.17%
55.85%
58.17%
21.91%
37.13%
102.32%
68.69%
58.83%
30.48%
29.50%
41.50%
36.41%
55.17%
22.44%
44.46%
22.67%
52.62%
51.73%
18.73%
60.87%
55.25%
56.95%

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
92
231
578
639
91
227
568
640
88
219
548
641
87
218
546
642
86
216
540
643
86
214
535
644
85
213
533
645
85
212
530
646
84
211
526
647
82
205
513
648
81
202
506
649
81
202
505
650
80
201
502
651
78
194
486
652
77
193
483
653
77
193
482
654
77
193
482
655
77
191
479
656
77
191
478
657
76
189
474
658
76
189
473
659
75
187
468
660
74
184
461
661
71
179
447
662
71
178
445
663
71
178
445
664
70
174
436
665
69
172
431
666
68
171
428
667

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

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Minnesota City
Randolph
Nimrod
St. Paul Park
Gilman
Norwood Young Ame
Hermantown
Brooklyn Center
Wilton
Isle
Mendota
Dundas
Beaver Bay
Clear Lake
Center City
Belle Plaine
Elysian
New Germany
Carver
Hanover
Big Lake
Little Canada
Fridley
St. Francis
Lastrup
Deerwood
Long Lake
Oronoco
Lakeland
Goodview

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Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
335,376
43,490
3,433,646
142,081
2,686,999
9,434,987
19,982,183
113,405
899,359
350,495
1,137,293
361,806
497,143
766,828
5,291,747
877,788
293,746
3,408,107
3,273,474
8,090,296
10,041,013
27,701,940
5,651,248
69,134
643,740
2,699,260
1,307,498
2,505,753
3,038,881

15.83%
34.49%
32.83%
9.57%
46.42%
28.78%
47.52%
7.50%
51.54%
35.27%
57.24%
73.14%
60.01%
20.87%
54.02%
69.10%
54.55%
45.22%
38.27%
41.57%
21.28%
28.66%
38.40%
23.14%
69.66%
35.84%
35.06%
35.13%
44.62%

394
68
5,293
227
3,594
9,318
30,330
197
826
190
978
177
443
608
7,148
580
360
2,946
2,668
9,446
10,043
26,422
7,404
87
580
1,723
1,113
1,888
3,679

76,001
17,712
1,341,325
22,452
1,413,724
3,290,861
10,709,473
15,320
517,367
144,312
716,771
285,083
325,959
199,393
3,127,555
650,999
173,886
1,695,144
1,398,994
3,715,930
2,564,693
9,051,704
2,392,671
18,698
473,569
1,070,506
504,239
964,128
1,456,546

22.66%
40.73%
39.06%
15.80%
52.61%
34.88%
53.60%
13.51%
57.53%
41.17%
63.02%
78.79%
65.57%
26.00%
59.10%
74.16%
59.20%
49.74%
42.74%
45.93%
25.54%
32.68%
42.34%
27.05%
73.57%
39.66%
38.57%
38.48%
47.93%

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
68
171
427
668
62
156
390
669
62
156
390
670
62
156
390
671
62
155
387
672
61
152
381
673
61
152
380
674
60
150
376
675
60
150
374
676
59
148
369
677
58
145
362
678
57
141
353
679
56
139
347
680
51
128
321
681
51
127
318
682
51
127
316
683
46
116
290
684
45
113
282
685
45
112
279
686
44
109
273
687
43
107
266
688
40
100
251
689
39
98
246
690
39
98
244
691
39
98
244
692
38
95
239
693
35
88
219
694
33
84
209
695
33
83
207
696

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Tenney
Miesville
Jordan
Cuyuna
Lindstrom
Waverly
New Hope
Kinbrae
Sartell
Stillwater
Circle Pines
Funkley
Rutledge
Lake St. Croix Beach
Tenstrike
Zemple
Delano
Ham Lake
Harding
Waite Park
Vermillion
St. Augusta
Watertown
Excelsior
Burnsville
Spring Park
Pequot Lakes
New Trier
Genola

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
34,178
172,434
4,656,632
315,937
4,287,876
1,562,091
17,357,944
18,564
13,462,234
18,811,361
3,708,798
7,212
166,306
1,097,779
163,325
47,399
5,848,465
18,169,015
72,155
8,887,202
381,559
3,493,453
3,140,568
4,172,839
63,333,134
3,204,265
3,188,385
70,368
96,238

31.15%
23.12%
52.74%
34.74%
37.30%
60.50%
41.29%
21.07%
32.63%
47.87%
45.85%
0.00%
22.52%
39.26%
16.53%
25.32%
35.04%
23.75%
11.09%
52.07%
37.71%
22.33%
38.82%
27.34%
36.12%
29.00%
46.23%
36.93%
13.40%

4
167
5,418
282
4,012
1,087
20,860
17
14,512
17,953
5,211
11
182
1,168
186
72
5,359
15,148
109
6,731
441
3,217
4,216
2,382
61,081
1,882
1,993
105
64

11,688
44,860
2,589,008
118,293
1,710,216
984,635
7,590,753
4,351
4,677,355
9,396,839
1,777,363
145
40,778
451,879
30,095
12,862
2,155,143
4,638,668
9,247
4,775,683
150,126
835,639
1,267,525
1,204,850
23,801,347
974,880
1,518,174
26,935
14,089

34.20%
26.02%
55.60%
37.44%
39.88%
63.03%
43.73%
23.44%
34.74%
49.95%
47.92%
2.01%
24.52%
41.16%
18.43%
27.14%
36.85%
25.53%
12.82%
53.74%
39.35%
23.92%
40.36%
28.87%
37.58%
30.42%
47.62%
38.28%
14.64%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
30
76
190
697
29
72
181
698
29
71
179
699
27
68
169
700
26
65
162
701
25
63
158
702
24
61
153
703
24
59
148
704
21
53
132
705
21
52
130
706
21
52
130
707
20
50
126
708
20
50
125
709
19
48
119
710
19
47
119
711
18
45
113
712
18
45
113
713
18
45
111
714
17
43
108
715
17
42
104
716
16
41
102
717
16
40
99
718
15
38
96
719
15
38
96
720
15
37
91
721
14
36
89
722
14
35
87
723
13
34
84
724
12
31
77
725

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Chisago City
Elk River
Wahkon
Chaska
Oak Grove
St. Rosa
Bloomington
Denham
Coon Rapids
Plymouth
Pine Springs
Nashua
Federal Dam
Wyoming
Minnetonka
Brooklyn Park
Corcoran
Rockville
New Brighton
Cottage Grove
Manhattan Beach
Medina
Albertville
Hastings
Edina
Ramsey
Maplewood
Hackensack
Farmington

LMC 2009 Report LMC 2009 Report LMC 2009 Report

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
5,194,855
25,952,533
469,696
19,119,358
8,950,822
65,840
116,610,670
40,945
54,629,679
106,283,858
604,530
60,133
177,032
3,970,895
91,113,783
60,841,677
7,928,407
2,857,540
18,424,531
30,445,929
318,616
16,162,190
8,530,376
19,264,262
101,831,415
20,865,440
42,544,252
415,875
18,306,512

34.10%
43.12%
39.31%
20.13%
31.19%
25.82%
34.34%
20.22%
32.79%
24.37%
5.94%
11.64%
28.24%
47.35%
28.89%
39.65%
30.68%
36.79%
33.90%
34.55%
27.62%
16.64%
32.94%
49.73%
22.45%
39.47%
32.57%
54.10%
44.19%

4,718
23,888
342
24,048
8,504
34
85,238
33
63,005
71,536
385
46
94
6,940
51,756
75,156
5,774
2,706
22,511
34,017
66
4,931
6,103
22,491
48,169
23,445
36,717
308
18,735

1,833,385
11,493,557
189,994
4,049,435
2,881,968
17,510
40,803,592
8,514
18,219,497
26,229,250
37,059
7,113
50,290
1,886,280
26,461,036
24,207,930
2,440,198
1,053,517
6,257,893
10,534,812
88,149
2,695,743
2,813,256
9,586,510
22,894,098
8,241,756
13,867,813
225,087
8,093,920

35.29%
44.29%
40.45%
21.18%
32.20%
26.59%
34.99%
20.79%
33.35%
24.68%
6.13%
11.83%
28.41%
47.50%
29.04%
39.79%
30.78%
36.87%
33.97%
34.60%
27.67%
16.68%
32.98%
49.76%
22.48%
39.50%
32.60%
54.12%
44.21%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
12
30
75
726
12
29
73
727
11
29
71
728
10
26
66
729
10
25
63
730
8
19
48
731
7
16
41
732
6
14
36
733
6
14
35
734
3
8
19
735
2
5
12
736
2
5
12
737
2
4
10
738
2
4
10
739
2
4
9
740
1
3
9
741
1
2
6
742
1
2
5
743
1
2
4
744
1
1
3
745
0
1
3
746
0
1
2
747
0
1
2
748
0
1
2
749
0
1
2
750
0
1
2
751
0
1
2
752
0
1
1
753
0
1
1
754

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City
Baxter
St. Louis Park
Blaine
Champlin
Shakopee
Forest Lake
Maple Grove
St. Marys Point
Dellwood
Woodbury
Golden Valley
Arden Hills
East Gull Lake
Tonka Bay
Nisswa
Dayton
Greenfield
Lino Lakes
Oakdale
Lakeville
Orono
Savage
Rogers
Longville
Rosemount
Long Beach
Fort Ripley
Chanhassen
Forada

LMC 2009 Report LMC 2009 Report LMC 2009 Report

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
13,064,661
54,149,877
59,907,477
18,948,903
40,984,725
21,664,306
85,563,400
881,323
3,983,076
80,149,571
33,320,799
13,115,688
5,220,414
6,699,521
7,331,206
5,895,413
4,924,381
21,071,226
27,402,054
60,871,599
34,342,941
29,563,196
8,649,054
450,368
23,959,526
505,331
74,282
36,850,600
279,612

42.18%
36.67%
29.15%
34.18%
32.63%
30.11%
31.26%
19.25%
7.92%
28.47%
45.91%
20.53%
10.49%
14.51%
20.94%
43.80%
26.72%
38.73%
30.59%
33.97%
13.18%
46.01%
38.59%
61.28%
42.32%
17.26%
22.21%
22.98%
28.61%

7,827
47,221
56,888
23,983
33,969
17,417
59,932
375
1,109
58,430
20,326
9,796
1,009
1,532
2,053
5,019
2,839
19,987
27,230
54,328
7,896
26,852
7,200
175
20,956
312
66
22,590
193

5,513,563
19,867,798
17,474,129
6,479,787
13,378,320
6,524,405
26,751,263
169,690
315,619
22,821,788
15,298,911
2,693,175
547,830
972,368
1,535,447
2,582,426
1,315,943
8,161,519
8,383,111
20,679,909
4,527,430
13,602,913
3,337,929
275,999
10,140,389
87,235
16,500
8,469,091
80,003

42.20%
36.69%
29.17%
34.20%
32.64%
30.12%
31.26%
19.25%
7.92%
28.47%
45.91%
20.53%
10.49%
14.51%
20.94%
43.80%
26.72%
38.73%
30.59%
33.97%
13.18%
46.01%
38.59%
61.28%
42.32%
17.26%
22.21%
22.98%
28.61%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
0
1
1
755
0
1
1
756
0
0
1
757
0
0
1
758
0
0
1
759
0
0
0
760
0
0
0
761
0
0
0
762
0
0
0
763
0
0
0
764
0
0
0
765
0
0
0
766
0
0
0
767
0
0
0
768
0
0
0
769
0
0
0
770
0
0
0
771
0
0
0
772
0
0
0
773
0
0
0
774
0
0
0
775
0
0
0
776
0
0
0
777
0
0
0
778
0
0
0
779
0
0
0
780
0
0
0
781
0
0
0
782
0
0
0
783

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City

LMC 2009 Report LMC 2009 Report LMC 2009 Report

32,075
13,794,524

21.51%
26.97%

43
13,319

Crosslake
Fifty Lakes

14,936,853
2,522,092
106,080,693
15,454,342
8,921,363
3,859,814

18.27%
21.25%
27.09%
28.03%
38.73%
46.25%

2,090
406
62,610
4,254
4,708
3,821

3,603,096
1,746,586
11,256,674
1,073,150
14,123,330
12,326,096
16,778,419
6,198,357
6,076,456
17,466,349
305,504
118,432
1,208,872
4,928,225
83,309,738
28,032,781
3,624,465
5,733,594
13,302,535
13,964,642
31,423,644

20.49%
22.57%
37.04%
44.29%
19.05%
15.09%
46.19%
28.52%
45.00%
47.32%
52.41%
23.22%
35.58%
18.52%
26.89%
32.29%
7.97%
13.66%
7.90%
34.58%
25.13%

610
934
6,665
800
13,081
3,793
11,366
4,167
6,678
17,481
224
106
442
4,384
65,847
31,023
507
1,034
4,729
9,769
26,036

Minnetonka Beach
Birchwood
Victoria
Lilydale
Vadnais Heights
Deephaven
Monticello
Scandia
Spring Lake Park
Hopkins
Garrison
Heidelberg
Gem Lake
Nowthen
Eagan
Andover
Woodland
Lake Shore
North Oaks
Mound
Shoreview

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate

Ronneby**
Otsego

Eden Prairie
Becker
Oak Park Heights
Centerville

Strong Towns
Analysis

6,900
3,720,660
2,729,262
535,995
28,739,381
4,332,161
3,455,422
1,785,241
738,346
394,239
4,169,674
475,310
2,690,636
1,860,131
7,750,119
1,767,833
2,734,465
8,265,203
160,115
27,500
430,117
912,708
22,401,383
9,051,556
288,834
783,152
1,050,768
4,828,834
7,896,448

21.51%
26.97%
18.27%
21.25%
27.09%
28.03%
38.73%
46.25%
20.49%
22.57%
37.04%
44.29%
19.05%
15.09%
46.19%
28.52%
45.00%
47.32%
52.41%
23.22%
35.58%
18.52%
26.89%
32.29%
7.97%
13.66%
7.90%
34.58%
25.13%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
0
0
0
784
0
0
0
785
0
0
0
786
0
0
0
787
0
0
0
788
0
0
0
789
0
0
0
790
0
0
0
791
0
0
0
792
0
0
0
793
0
0
0
794
0
0
0
795
0
0
0
796
0
0
0
797
0
0
0
798
0
0
0
799
0
0
0
800
0
0
0
801
0
0
0
802
0
0
0
803
0
0
0
804
0
0
0
805
(0)
(0)
(0)
817
(0)
(0)
(0)
818
(0)
(0)
(0)
819
(0)
(0)
(0)
820
(0)
(0)
(0)
821
(0)
(0)
(0)
822
(0)
(0)
(0)
823

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City

LMC 2009 Report LMC 2009 Report LMC 2009 Report

Cohasset
St. Anthony Village

26.98%
29.89%
22.01%
25.37%
44.21%
32.97%
10.35%
33.26%
19.88%
38.40%
26.37%
34.41%
18.63%
18.97%
27.95%
24.04%
25.80%
13.12%
13.59%
33.72%
36.20%
37.09%
48.76%
13.76%
35.80%
24.93%
50.40%

8,048
4,115
77
475
599
1,774
4,198
9,960
8,389
33,917
11,749
717
804
545
22,917
2,899
7,582
145
177
12,573
3,720
49,983
347
361
12,130
2,612
8,437

Minnetrista
Medicine Lake

16,453,040
995,277

27.47%
33.84%

6,189
377

Turtle River
Ottertail
Loretto
Breezy Point
Grant
Waconia
Lake Elmo
Inver Grove Heights
Mendota Heights
Marine on St. Croix
Greenwood
Sunfish Lake
Prior Lake
Afton
Shorewood
Chickamaw Beach
Coates
Hugo
Independence
Apple Valley
Jenkins
Lakeland Shores
East Bethel

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
10,841,823
6,000,550
84,059
1,191,649
676,705
5,218,664
8,702,235
11,441,752
12,756,686
35,579,184
21,326,623
1,666,753
3,662,407
1,924,415
29,062,055
5,866,609
18,000,327
227,561
216,775
14,350,578
7,715,712
50,001,098
485,172
720,593
10,980,635
7,938,955
7,801,563

Mahtomedi
Columbus

Strong Towns
Analysis

2,925,015
1,793,501
18,500
302,298
299,158
1,720,490
900,508
3,805,298
2,535,774
13,661,622
5,623,216
573,480
682,197
365,004
8,121,974
1,410,157
4,643,544
29,849
29,453
4,838,531
2,792,822
18,543,407
236,546
99,118
3,930,519
1,978,785
3,931,598
4,518,828
336,752

26.98%
29.89%
22.01%
25.37%
44.21%
32.97%
10.35%
33.26%
19.88%
38.40%
26.37%
34.41%
18.63%
18.97%
27.95%
24.04%
25.80%
13.12%
13.59%
33.72%
36.20%
37.09%
48.76%
13.76%
35.80%
24.93%
50.40%
27.47%
33.84%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
(0)
(0)
(0)
824
(0)
(0)
(0)
825
(0)
(0)
(0)
826
(0)
(0)
(0)
827
(0)
(0)
(0)
828
(0)
(0)
(0)
829
(0)
(0)
(0)
830
(0)
(0)
(0)
831
(0)
(0)
(0)
832
(0)
(0)
(0)
833
(0)
(0)
(0)
834
(0)
(0)
(0)
835
(0)
(0)
(0)
836
(0)
(0)
(0)
837
(0)
(0)
(0)
838
(0)
(0)
(0)
839
(0)
(0)
(0)
840
(0)
(0)
(0)
841
(0)
(0)
(0)
842
(0)
(0)
(0)
843
(0)
(0)
(0)
844
(0)
(0)
(0)
845
(0)
(0)
(0)
846
(0)
(0)
(0)
847
(0)
(0)
(0)
848
(0)
(0)
(0)
849
(0)
(0)
(0)
850
(0)
(0)
(0)
851
(0)
(0)
(0)
852

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Order of Rank of Impact
Source

Minnesota City

LMC 2009 Report LMC 2009 Report LMC 2009 Report

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

46,332,408
2,982,984
16,397,810

24.55%
27.82%
19.42%

34,345
924
4,119

All Cities

4,235,055,184

36.96%

4,315,637

11,372,290
829,717
3,183,634
2,164,082,485

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
24.55%
(0)
(0)
(0)
853
27.82%
(0)
(0)
(0)
854
19.41%
(0)
(0)
(0)
855
51.10%

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate

Roseville
Emily
Wayzata

Strong Towns
Analysis

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Ada
Adams
Adrian
Afton
Aitkin
Akeley
Albany
Albert Lea
Alberta
Albertville
Alden
Aldrich
Alexandria
Alpha
Altura
Alvarado
Andover
Annandale
Anoka
Apple Valley
Appleton
Arco
Arden Hills
Argyle
Arlington
Ashby
Askov
Atwater
Audubon

LMC 2009 Report LMC 2009 Report LMC 2009 Report

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
544,039
282,287
439,761
5,866,609
1,153,020
247,204
1,552,845
10,749,655
54,702
8,530,376
278,400
25,385
12,892,662
24,098
293,224
112,591
28,032,781
2,494,705
12,532,252
50,001,098
1,080,210
15,786
13,115,688
196,595
1,069,291
207,010
207,570
531,421
245,539

63.65%
71.71%
99.33%
24.04%
63.06%
84.42%
38.27%
44.18%
101.66%
32.94%
63.29%
19.70%
33.94%
138.77%
31.38%
31.09%
32.29%
42.03%
37.69%
37.09%
81.31%
131.45%
20.53%
54.74%
65.43%
75.45%
64.12%
63.50%
66.43%

1,629
755
1,220
2,899
2,081
398
2,221
18,095
126
6,103
627
39
12,415
121
418
364
31,023
3,005
17,849
49,983
2,671
91
9,796
652
2,091
475
364
1,026
491

935,261
417,509
849,249
1,410,157
1,530,772
265,225
1,249,980
9,849,634
84,899
2,813,256
331,026
11,585
5,906,589
69,619
133,522
86,649
9,051,556
1,355,839
5,786,452
18,543,407
1,831,782
45,683
2,693,175
307,667
1,375,919
266,501
195,250
587,181
263,610

171.91%
147.90%
193.12%
24.04%
132.76%
107.29%
80.50%
91.63%
155.20%
32.98%
118.90%
45.64%
45.81%
288.90%
45.54%
76.96%
32.29%
54.35%
46.17%
37.09%
169.58%
289.39%
20.53%
156.50%
128.68%
128.74%
94.06%
110.49%
107.36%

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Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
1,083
2,707
6,766
76
762
1,905
4,762
186
938
2,345
5,862
128
(0)
(0)
(0)
839
697
1,743
4,356
224
229
572
1,429
533
422
1,056
2,639
396
474
1,186
2,965
358
535
1,339
3,346
321
0
1
2
748
556
1,390
3,476
303
259
648
1,621
507
119
297
742
619
1,501
3,753
9,383
23
142
354
885
604
459
1,147
2,867
373
(0)
(0)
(0)
818
123
308
770
616
85
212
530
646
(0)
(0)
(0)
845
883
2,207
5,517
156
1,579
3,948
9,871
19
0
0
0
766
1,018
2,544
6,360
97
632
1,581
3,953
255
533
1,332
3,331
324
299
749
1,872
477
470
1,175
2,937
362
409
1,023
2,558
405

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Aurora
Austin
Avoca
Avon
Babbitt
Backus
Badger
Bagley
Balaton
Barnesville
Barnum
Barrett
Barry
Battle Lake
Baudette
Baxter
Bayport
Beardsley
Beaver Bay
Beaver Creek
Becker
Bejou
Belgrade
Belle Plaine
Bellechester
Bellingham
Beltrami
Belview
Bemidji

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
545,830
11,015,051
62,218
1,112,632
772,215
205,394
133,337
556,883
215,045
1,096,947
263,085
183,147
16,302
846,829
644,439
13,064,661
2,741,826
60,162
361,806
123,044
15,454,342
20,334
358,891
5,291,747
91,338
67,344
31,004
78,437
8,558,410

102.26%
33.64%
48.22%
59.83%
85.82%
61.67%
62.42%
90.89%
84.64%
39.23%
53.85%
116.73%
49.18%
52.14%
32.87%
42.18%
30.49%
63.82%
73.14%
101.72%
28.03%
27.52%
82.80%
54.02%
25.11%
31.98%
74.51%
87.63%
35.89%

1,709
23,726
117
1,328
1,593
321
455
1,240
600
2,317
587
325
18
743
1,041
7,827
3,310
231
177
244
4,254
86
710
7,148
163
166
88
354
13,413

1,209,571
11,091,177
58,613
895,809
1,015,167
158,119
183,049
909,225
381,704
1,337,818
267,623
276,970
10,812
513,705
524,183
5,513,563
1,248,378
112,579
285,083
167,989
4,332,161
25,558
481,722
3,127,555
41,795
85,211
49,668
173,490
6,143,597

221.60%
100.69%
94.21%
80.51%
131.46%
76.98%
137.28%
163.27%
177.50%
121.96%
101.72%
151.23%
66.32%
60.66%
81.34%
42.20%
45.53%
187.13%
78.79%
136.53%
28.03%
125.69%
134.23%
59.10%
45.76%
126.53%
160.20%
221.18%
71.78%

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Analysis

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
1,193
2,984
7,459
57
671
1,676
4,191
238
460
1,150
2,874
370
207
517
1,293
547
456
1,141
2,853
375
153
383
957
590
749
1,872
4,679
190
724
1,810
4,524
202
929
2,321
5,804
132
827
2,068
5,171
170
479
1,197
2,992
354
345
862
2,156
447
171
429
1,071
575
85
213
533
645
485
1,212
3,029
351
0
1
1
755
150
376
940
593
1,233
3,083
7,707
48
57
141
353
679
348
870
2,175
445
0
0
0
789
982
2,454
6,136
113
514
1,286
3,214
330
51
127
318
682
206
516
1,291
548
946
2,364
5,909
123
857
2,142
5,356
163
1,336
3,339
8,347
37
359
897
2,243
437

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Bena
Benson
Bertha
Bethel
Big Falls
Big Lake
Bigelow
Bigfork
Bingham Lake
Birchwood
Bird Island
Biscay
Biwabik
Blackduck
Blaine
Blomkest
Blooming Prairie
Bloomington
Blue Earth
Bluffton
Bock
Borup
Bovey
Bowlus
Boy River
Boyd
Braham
Brainerd
Brandon

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
18,130
1,916,037
146,571
391,134
59,176
8,090,296
62,883
170,147
95,103
1,746,586
443,563
45,897
706,261
311,706
59,907,477
89,277
1,020,900
116,610,670
1,511,028
92,242
61,660
18,893
261,145
134,855
10,468
36,308
986,379
8,902,728

44.19%
51.40%
33.23%
49.97%
100.55%
41.57%
78.72%
57.62%
71.95%
22.57%
73.91%
33.16%
97.26%
62.88%
29.15%
41.62%
67.73%
34.34%
74.33%
42.05%
30.30%
42.34%
79.79%
21.40%
38.21%
208.77%
46.97%
44.17%

95
3,384
462
533
258
9,446
228
457
149
934
1,109
109
872
721
56,888
172
1,964
85,238
3,395
200
102
81
709
252
36
172
1,660
13,954

301,019

57.51%

449

35,708
2,044,895
181,322
227,523
128,380
3,715,930
106,036
185,274
97,340
394,239
723,333
27,152
987,725
409,995
17,474,129
56,142
1,380,844
40,803,592
2,724,615
70,521
34,975
25,300
473,572
67,189
8,248
145,046
914,363
8,391,444
266,076

196.96%
106.73%
123.71%
58.17%
216.95%
45.93%
168.62%
108.89%
102.35%
22.57%
163.07%
59.16%
139.85%
131.53%
29.17%
62.89%
135.26%
34.99%
180.32%
76.45%
56.72%
133.91%
181.34%
49.82%
78.79%
399.49%
92.70%
94.26%
88.39%

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Analysis

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
1,528
3,819
9,548
22
553
1,383
3,458
306
905
2,262
5,655
147
82
205
513
648
1,164
2,910
7,275
64
44
109
273
687
899
2,248
5,619
149
513
1,282
3,204
332
304
760
1,900
474
0
0
0
793
892
2,229
5,573
151
260
650
1,625
505
426
1,065
2,662
394
687
1,716
4,291
230
0
0
1
757
213
532
1,329
542
675
1,688
4,220
237
7
16
41
732
1,060
2,650
6,624
87
344
860
2,150
448
264
661
1,651
503
916
2,289
5,723
139
1,016
2,539
6,347
99
284
711
1,776
491
406
1,015
2,536
409
1,907
4,768
11,920
13
457
1,143
2,858
374
501
1,252
3,130
337
309
772
1,930
469

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Breckenridge
Breezy Point
Brewster
Bricelyn
Brook Park
Brooklyn Center
Brooklyn Park
Brooks
Brookston
Brooten
Browerville
Browns Valley
Brownsdale
Brownsville
Brownton
Bruno
Buckman
Buffalo
Buffalo Lake
Buhl
Burnsville
Burtrum
Butterfield
Byron
Caledonia
Callaway
Calumet
Cambridge
Campbell

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
1,311,544
5,218,664
216,800
94,356
80,520
19,982,183
60,841,677
44,553
55,520
393,844
331,331
106,115
271,128
346,700
289,867
63,440
171,835
14,520,075
369,074
281,124
63,333,134
38,171
130,852
3,899,031
1,626,884
88,373
118,424
7,577,170
48,683

50.10%
32.97%
55.30%
138.30%
16.87%
47.52%
39.65%
41.37%
20.38%
47.89%
52.26%
197.90%
56.02%
31.01%
96.65%
19.35%
15.42%
28.76%
121.90%
75.14%
36.12%
39.25%
90.75%
50.11%
31.95%
36.40%
115.07%
59.04%
69.84%

3,531
1,774
475
327
138
30,330
75,156
139
91
645
706
625
696
480
812
106
249
14,154
732
978
61,081
115
506
4,800
2,902
204
368
7,657
196

1,879,843
1,720,490
288,741
253,386
33,889
10,709,473
24,207,930
47,344
18,904
340,200
384,131
571,154
313,235
171,572
496,912
31,183
42,974
5,287,238
668,224
557,381
23,801,347
43,115
273,104
2,220,508
1,380,624
68,211
262,326
5,528,325
89,244

143.33%
32.97%
133.18%
268.54%
42.09%
53.60%
39.79%
106.26%
34.05%
86.38%
115.94%
538.24%
115.53%
49.49%
171.43%
49.15%
25.01%
36.41%
181.05%
198.27%
37.58%
112.95%
208.71%
56.95%
84.86%
77.19%
221.51%
72.96%
183.32%

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Analysis

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Analysis

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
932
2,331
5,827
131
(0)
(0)
(0)
829
779
1,947
4,868
181
1,302
3,256
8,140
40
252
630
1,576
512
61
152
380
674
1
3
9
741
649
1,622
4,056
245
137
342
854
607
385
962
2,406
422
637
1,592
3,980
251
3,403
8,509
21,271
3
595
1,488
3,719
275
185
462
1,155
563
748
1,869
4,674
191
298
745
1,863
479
96
240
599
634
77
191
478
657
592
1,479
3,697
279
1,231
3,078
7,696
49
15
37
91
721
737
1,843
4,606
197
1,180
2,949
7,373
61
68
171
428
667
529
1,323
3,307
325
408
1,020
2,549
406
1,064
2,661
6,653
84
139
348
870
605
1,135
2,837
7,092
68

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Canby
Cannon Falls
Canton
Carlos
Carlton
Carver
Cass Lake
Cedar Mills
Center City
Centerville
Ceylon
Champlin
Chandler
Chanhassen
Chaska
Chatfield
Chickamaw Beach
Chisago City
Chisholm
Chokio
Circle Pines
Clara City
Claremont
Clarissa
Clarkfield
Clarks Grove
Clear Lake
Clearbrook
Clearwater

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
609,383
3,875,759
137,906
271,929
453,798
3,408,107
223,881
31,769
766,828
3,859,814
56,781
18,948,903
196,358
36,850,600
19,119,358
1,727,973
227,561
5,194,855
1,456,940
130,572
3,708,798
632,403
290,974
245,493
266,971
254,103
497,143
160,014
1,567,469

85.07%
60.76%
71.83%
50.06%
53.03%
45.22%
125.34%
56.66%
20.87%
46.25%
247.34%
34.18%
43.29%
22.98%
20.13%
59.15%
13.12%
34.10%
73.02%
108.27%
45.85%
90.11%
119.15%
57.66%
109.11%
31.48%
60.01%
99.87%
63.72%

1,810
4,076
318
406
782
2,946
825
46
608
3,821
343
23,983
238
22,590
24,048
2,562
145
4,718
4,629
422
5,211
1,312
605
609
885
695
443
540
1,436

1,235,949
2,945,399
180,720
176,802
466,768
1,695,144
696,276
24,032
199,393
1,785,241
270,180
6,479,787
154,856
8,469,091
4,049,435
1,784,704
29,849
1,833,385
4,607,116
262,423
1,777,363
972,936
505,962
308,382
635,568
241,044
325,959
305,143
1,134,323

202.82%
76.00%
131.05%
65.02%
102.86%
49.74%
311.00%
75.65%
26.00%
46.25%
475.83%
34.20%
78.86%
22.98%
21.18%
103.28%
13.12%
35.29%
316.22%
200.98%
47.92%
153.85%
173.89%
125.62%
238.07%
94.86%
65.57%
190.70%
72.37%

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Analysis

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Analysis

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
1,177
2,944
7,359
62
152
381
952
592
592
1,480
3,701
277
150
374
935
594
498
1,246
3,114
342
45
113
282
685
1,857
4,642
11,604
15
190
475
1,187
555
51
128
321
681
0
0
0
791
2,285
5,712
14,281
9
0
0
1
758
356
889
2,223
438
0
0
0
782
10
26
66
729
441
1,103
2,758
382
(0)
(0)
(0)
841
12
30
75
726
2,432
6,080
15,200
7
927
2,318
5,794
133
21
52
130
707
637
1,593
3,984
249
547
1,368
3,421
308
680
1,699
4,247
234
1,290
3,224
8,060
41
634
1,585
3,961
253
56
139
347
680
908
2,271
5,677
143
86
216
540
643

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Clements
Cleveland
Climax
Clinton
Clitherall
Clontarf
Cloquet
Coates
Cobden
Cohasset
Cokato
Cold Spring
Coleraine
Cologne
Columbia Heights
Columbus
Comfrey
Comstock
Conger
Cook
Coon Rapids
Corcoran
Correll
Cosmos
Cottage Grove
Cottonwood
Courtland
Cromwell
Crookston

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
50,785
419,462
65,016
100,664
36,493
71,717
8,674,200
216,775
32,165
7,938,955
1,794,796
3,075,815
531,775
1,420,271
13,355,599
6,000,550
138,838
59,733
57,552
309,209
54,629,679
7,928,407
11,201
224,670
30,445,929
707,415
454,139
159,616
2,800,260

90.57%
50.76%
76.90%
44.70%
19.18%
52.99%
40.94%
13.59%
3.89%
24.93%
54.20%
27.41%
96.46%
45.47%
47.43%
29.89%
126.76%
26.79%
91.72%
87.15%
32.79%
30.68%
80.58%
86.56%
34.55%
55.53%
25.79%
71.61%
56.04%

154
713
215
418
112
160
11,780
177
43
2,612
2,749
3,802
1,141
1,394
18,137
4,115
356
108
138
583
63,005
5,774
34
524
34,017
1,160
598
211
8,058

80,839
333,188
95,488
191,149
23,170
61,125
5,693,734
29,453
4,630
1,978,785
1,411,526
1,369,870
829,052
747,282
7,459,520
1,793,501
275,485
32,075
75,579
428,037
18,219,497
2,440,198
17,959
330,750
10,534,812
681,147
183,651
140,469
4,873,967

159.18%
79.43%
146.87%
189.89%
63.49%
85.23%
65.64%
13.59%
14.39%
24.93%
78.65%
44.54%
155.90%
52.62%
55.85%
29.89%
198.42%
53.70%
131.32%
138.43%
33.35%
30.78%
160.33%
147.22%
34.60%
96.29%
40.44%
88.00%
174.05%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
686
1,715
4,288
232
287
717
1,792
488
700
1,749
4,373
220
1,452
3,630
9,074
27
443
1,108
2,769
380
322
806
2,015
464
247
617
1,544
514
(0)
(0)
(0)
842
105
263
657
628
(0)
(0)
(0)
849
244
611
1,528
517
171
428
1,070
576
594
1,486
3,715
276
71
179
447
662
84
211
526
647
(0)
(0)
(0)
825
717
1,792
4,479
207
269
673
1,682
500
396
990
2,475
416
513
1,282
3,205
331
6
14
35
734
1
2
6
742
798
1,994
4,985
175
607
1,516
3,791
271
1
1
3
745
408
1,019
2,547
407
146
366
916
598
164
410
1,025
584
1,180
2,950
7,376
60

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Crosby
Crosslake
Crystal
Currie
Cuyuna
Cyrus
Dakota
Dalton
Danube
Danvers
Darfur
Darwin
Dassel
Dawson
Dayton
Deephaven
Deer Creek
Deer River
Deerwood
Degraff
Delano
Delavan
Delhi
Dellwood
Denham
Dennison
Dent
Detroit Lakes
Dexter

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
1,199,795

99.02%

2,311

14,936,853
17,076,268
55,382
315,937
88,827
210,536
85,206
163,084
61,484
27,316
209,156
946,189
553,178
5,895,413
12,326,096
138,949
411,944
643,740
45,819
5,848,465
80,129
28,024
3,983,076
40,945
188,602
74,047
9,265,834
178,388

18.27%
38.29%
162.24%
34.74%
44.42%
53.15%
59.39%
81.87%
43.86%
106.17%
24.38%
54.04%
132.86%
43.80%
15.09%
36.69%
106.13%
69.66%
29.57%
35.04%
124.80%
51.52%
7.92%
20.22%
48.36%
81.03%
29.19%
65.28%

2,090
22,167
200
282
280
326
237
482
94
119
296
1,316
1,406
5,019
3,793
317
925
580
124
5,359
176
71
1,109
33
171
184
8,599
320

2,011,669
2,729,262
8,117,083
158,775
118,293
117,872
146,566
98,891
267,858
37,545
67,201
126,913
841,474
1,333,117
2,582,426
1,860,131
110,988
723,811
473,569
36,737
2,155,143
152,340
30,608
315,619
8,514
104,204
101,567
3,589,263
188,647

167.67%
18.27%
47.53%
286.69%
37.44%
132.70%
69.62%
116.06%
164.25%
61.06%
246.01%
60.68%
88.93%
240.99%
43.80%
15.09%
79.88%
175.71%
73.57%
80.18%
36.85%
190.12%
109.22%
7.92%
20.79%
55.25%
137.17%
38.74%
105.75%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
686
1,716
4,290
231
0
0
0
786
92
231
578
639
1,245
3,111
7,778
45
27
68
169
700
883
2,207
5,517
155
165
412
1,029
583
567
1,417
3,542
294
824
2,059
5,148
171
172
430
1,075
574
1,398
3,496
8,740
30
363
907
2,269
435
349
872
2,181
444
1,081
2,703
6,758
77
0
0
0
770
0
0
0
797
432
1,080
2,699
392
696
1,739
4,349
227
39
98
244
692
506
1,265
3,163
334
18
45
113
713
653
1,633
4,082
243
577
1,443
3,606
287
0
0
0
763
6
14
36
733
69
172
431
666
561
1,403
3,508
296
95
239
597
636
405
1,012
2,529
410

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Dilworth
Dodge Center
Donaldson
Donnelly
Doran
Dover
Dovray
Duluth
Dumont
Dundas
Dundee
Dunnell
Eagan
Eagle Bend
East Bethel
East Grand Forks
East Gull Lake
Easton
Echo
Eden Prairie
Eden Valley
Edgerton
Edina
Effie
Eitzen
Elba
Elbow Lake
Elgin
Elizabeth

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Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
2,343,727
1,514,397
19,829
90,797
10,047
455,052
41,792
60,741,225
46,463
1,137,293
15,643
39,694
83,309,738
217,763
10,980,635
5,044,544
5,220,414
92,407
83,672
106,080,693
524,376
522,093
101,831,415
50,742
126,018
96,375
473,390
504,562
52,954

49.13%
71.28%
75.66%
45.94%
109.49%
32.38%
32.30%
25.40%
80.71%
57.24%
111.11%
208.17%
26.89%
62.27%
35.80%
52.78%
10.49%
125.93%
150.59%
27.09%
82.23%
56.12%
22.45%
37.07%
74.28%
35.25%
151.17%
64.80%
58.88%

3,684
2,575
29
235
40
604
65
85,220
112
978
82
181
65,847
597
12,130
7,893
1,009
188
239
62,610
901
988
48,169
95
226
200
1,223
972
168

1,709,053
1,899,248
20,252
91,292
23,478
245,899
28,231
51,201,223
58,124
716,771
39,317
143,577
22,401,383
290,016
3,930,519
5,321,532
547,830
151,118
200,621
28,739,381
650,332
593,778
22,894,098
28,002
126,702
60,338
1,109,190
609,627
60,128

72.92%
125.41%
102.13%
100.55%
233.68%
54.04%
67.55%
84.29%
125.10%
63.02%
251.34%
361.71%
26.89%
133.18%
35.80%
105.49%
10.49%
163.54%
239.77%
27.09%
124.02%
113.73%
22.48%
55.19%
100.54%
62.61%
234.31%
120.82%
113.55%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
238
595
1,487
525
541
1,353
3,383
314
265
662
1,655
502
546
1,365
3,413
310
1,242
3,105
7,762
46
217
541
1,354
538
353
881
2,203
442
589
1,472
3,681
281
444
1,110
2,774
379
58
145
362
678
1,402
3,506
8,764
29
1,535
3,838
9,596
21
(0)
(0)
(0)
817
709
1,773
4,432
215
(0)
(0)
(0)
848
527
1,318
3,294
327
0
0
0
767
376
940
2,350
426
892
2,230
5,574
150
0
0
0
788
418
1,045
2,612
398
576
1,440
3,601
290
0
1
2
750
181
453
1,132
566
263
657
1,641
504
274
684
1,710
497
831
2,078
5,196
168
560
1,401
3,501
298
547
1,367
3,417
309

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Elk River
Elko New Market
Elkton
Ellendale
Ellsworth
Elmdale
Elmore
Elrosa
Ely
Elysian
Emily
Emmons
Erhard
Erskine
Evan
Evansville
Eveleth
Excelsior
Eyota
Fairfax
Fairmont
Falcon Heights
Faribault
Farmington
Farwell
Federal Dam
Felton
Fergus Falls
Fertile

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Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
25,952,533
3,979,698
74,852
358,757
123,624
75,890
181,086
108,399
1,861,341
877,788
2,982,984
150,093
60,482
142,363
29,728
253,039
1,103,622
4,172,839
1,164,204
448,357
6,871,988
4,042,029
16,907,763
18,306,512
17,907
177,032
74,899
9,078,342
284,442

43.12%
36.97%
46.81%
70.94%
136.71%
21.79%
112.83%
25.33%
64.26%
69.10%
27.82%
89.24%
39.68%
111.51%
46.59%
88.25%
73.59%
27.34%
49.26%
90.67%
38.98%
19.22%
34.84%
44.19%
43.00%
28.24%
22.12%
44.91%
59.06%

23,888
3,817
143
649
514
102
642
157
3,529
580
924
407
129
424
86
565
3,594
2,382
1,834
1,245
10,686
5,746
22,818
18,735
46
94
190
13,813
852

11,493,557
1,769,568
48,544
390,517
475,791
22,391
421,473
53,791
2,952,426
650,999
829,717
216,663
49,206
259,245
28,693
344,780
3,177,025
1,204,850
1,032,556
832,165
6,692,540
1,168,034
13,232,426
8,093,920
22,812
50,290
46,007
9,024,537
427,565

44.29%
44.46%
64.85%
108.85%
384.87%
29.50%
232.75%
49.62%
158.62%
74.16%
27.82%
144.35%
81.36%
182.10%
96.52%
136.26%
287.87%
28.87%
88.69%
185.60%
97.39%
28.90%
78.26%
44.21%
127.39%
28.41%
61.43%
99.41%
150.32%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
12
29
73
727
75
187
468
660
180
451
1,128
567
379
948
2,370
424
2,482
6,204
15,510
6
77
193
482
655
1,199
2,998
7,495
55
243
607
1,518
519
944
2,359
5,897
125
51
127
316
683
(0)
(0)
(0)
854
551
1,378
3,445
307
417
1,042
2,605
399
706
1,765
4,412
217
499
1,248
3,121
341
480
1,200
3,000
353
2,143
5,357
13,393
11
38
96
720
15
394
986
2,465
417
949
2,373
5,933
122
584
1,460
3,651
285
97
242
605
633
434
1,086
2,714
391
0
1
1
754
844
2,110
5,274
164
2
4
10
738
393
983
2,457
418
545
1,362
3,406
312
913
2,281
5,704
141

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City

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Fifty Lakes

2,522,092

21.25%

406

253,823
141,144
123,059
183,387
9,167
1,458,391
279,612
21,664,306
351,607
74,282
454,811
262,038
31,904
124,492
449,040
90,305
419,863
27,701,940
55,182
433,707
7,212
224,665
305,504
30,852
57,943
1,091,401
1,208,872
275,098

43.31%
69.75%
14.63%
150.23%
109.09%
55.99%
28.61%
30.11%
19.94%
22.21%
64.49%
59.03%
51.98%
110.92%
57.42%
87.80%
80.03%
28.66%
178.57%
67.94%
0.00%
32.97%
52.41%
167.30%
69.91%
65.64%
35.58%
33.08%

327
376
236
532
45
2,636
193
17,417
511
66
1,501
377
100
489
1,352
272
520
26,422
219
1,267
11
308
224
138
190
2,249
442
457

Forest Lake
Foreston
Fort Ripley
Fosston
Fountain
Foxhome
Franklin
Frazee
Freeborn
Freeport
Fridley
Frost
Fulda
Funkley
Garfield
Garrison
Garvin
Gary
Gaylord
Gem Lake
Geneva

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate

Finlayson
Fisher
Flensburg
Floodwood
Florence
Foley
Forada

Strong Towns
Analysis

535,995
146,079
174,394
39,493
404,624
19,757
1,540,013
80,003
6,524,405
135,881
16,500
871,549
214,776
41,830
270,712
692,457
136,821
415,569
9,051,704
151,710
733,149
145
107,342
160,115
90,191
93,726
1,523,116
430,117
156,482

21.25%
57.55%
123.56%
32.09%
220.64%
215.52%
105.60%
28.61%
30.12%
38.65%
22.21%
191.63%
81.96%
131.11%
217.45%
154.21%
151.51%
98.98%
32.68%
274.93%
169.04%
2.01%
47.78%
52.41%
292.33%
161.76%
139.56%
35.58%
56.88%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
0
0
0
787
142
356
890
602
538
1,345
3,363
319
175
437
1,091
572
704
1,760
4,401
218
1,064
2,661
6,652
85
496
1,240
3,100
344
0
0
0
783
0
0
0
760
187
468
1,169
560
0
0
0
781
1,271
3,178
7,946
42
229
573
1,433
532
791
1,978
4,946
176
1,065
2,663
6,658
83
968
2,420
6,049
116
637
1,593
3,982
250
189
474
1,184
556
40
100
251
689
964
2,409
6,022
119
1,011
2,528
6,319
100
20
50
126
708
148
370
926
595
0
0
0
802
1,250
3,126
7,815
43
918
2,296
5,740
138
739
1,848
4,620
195
0
0
0
804
238
595
1,488
524

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Genola
Georgetown
Ghent
Gibbon
Gilbert
Gilman
Glencoe
Glenville
Glenwood
Glyndon
Golden Valley
Gonvick
Goodhue
Goodridge
Goodview
Graceville
Granada
Grand Marais
Grand Meadow
Grand Rapids
Granite Falls
Grant
Grasston
Green Isle
Greenbush
Greenfield
Greenwald
Greenwood
Grey Eagle

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Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
96,238
49,765
110,858
280,178
598,945
142,081
3,209,163
267,089
1,713,515
505,752
33,320,799
83,223
611,803
15,423
3,038,881
171,363
77,411
1,626,529
483,075
8,904,141
1,554,698
8,702,235
98,498
414,222
227,779
4,924,381
119,334
3,662,407
169,220

13.40%
38.18%
86.48%
122.32%
113.03%
9.57%
59.69%
58.78%
55.74%
72.76%
45.91%
106.42%
59.79%
61.60%
44.62%
110.29%
44.89%
47.14%
69.97%
56.96%
72.64%
10.35%
12.05%
104.29%
80.83%
26.72%
24.30%
18.63%
59.32%

64
115
355
769
1,760
227
5,760
654
2,623
1,178
20,326
275
926
116
3,679
578
285
1,418
914
9,690
3,009
4,198
157
508
717
2,839
185
804
335

14,089
31,754
174,580
560,700
1,398,314
22,452
3,100,028
343,236
1,658,400
647,830
15,298,911
147,965
562,911
31,441
1,456,546
373,367
127,609
919,814
608,490
6,356,490
1,883,367
900,508
28,497
469,629
391,029
1,315,943
57,644
682,197
166,232

14.64%
63.81%
157.48%
200.12%
233.46%
15.80%
96.60%
128.51%
96.78%
128.09%
45.91%
177.79%
92.01%
203.86%
47.93%
217.88%
164.85%
56.55%
125.96%
71.39%
121.14%
10.35%
28.93%
113.38%
171.67%
26.72%
48.30%
18.63%
98.23%

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City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
12
31
77
725
256
641
1,602
509
710
1,775
4,438
214
778
1,945
4,863
182
1,204
3,011
7,527
51
62
156
390
671
369
923
2,307
430
697
1,743
4,358
223
410
1,026
2,565
404
553
1,383
3,458
305
0
0
0
765
714
1,784
4,461
210
322
805
2,014
465
1,423
3,556
8,891
28
33
83
207
696
1,076
2,690
6,724
78
1,200
2,999
7,497
54
94
235
588
638
560
1,400
3,499
299
144
361
902
600
485
1,213
3,031
350
(0)
(0)
(0)
830
169
422
1,055
579
91
227
568
640
908
2,271
5,678
142
0
0
0
771
240
600
1,500
521
(0)
(0)
(0)
836
389
973
2,432
419

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Grove City
Grygla
Gully
Hackensack
Hadley
Hallock
Halma
Halstad
Ham Lake
Hamburg
Hammond
Hampton
Hancock
Hanley Falls
Hanover
Hanska
Harding
Hardwick
Harmony
Harris
Hartland
Hastings
Hatfield
Hawley
Hayfield
Hayward
Hazel Run
Hector
Heidelberg

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
225,475
69,625
17,468
415,875
27,985
343,151
11,111
174,706
18,169,015
323,441
58,381
554,858
205,702
61,035
3,273,474
146,854
72,155
65,132
550,583
1,184,987
132,211
19,264,262
36,502
968,581
649,629
138,035
17,984
526,158
118,432

73.18%
69.16%
45.47%
54.10%
96.48%
108.99%
61.04%
95.36%
23.75%
90.29%
42.48%
24.04%
115.66%
122.93%
38.27%
74.90%
11.09%
38.55%
106.89%
34.51%
86.63%
49.73%
19.18%
40.56%
70.56%
99.49%
47.26%
121.29%
23.22%

609
237
93
308
60
1,116
61
583
15,148
557
227
763
704
297
2,668
404
109
201
1,113
1,258
264
22,491
42
1,921
1,334
232
54
1,143
106

322,082
88,210
24,107
225,087
42,680
772,428
17,505
322,325
4,638,668
351,989
65,312
211,945
461,063
147,137
1,398,994
222,709
9,247
71,483
938,361
546,202
167,817
9,586,510
11,108
933,555
842,260
170,330
22,544
966,726
27,500

142.85%
126.69%
138.01%
54.12%
152.51%
225.10%
157.55%
184.50%
25.53%
108.83%
111.87%
38.20%
224.14%
241.07%
42.74%
151.65%
12.82%
109.75%
170.43%
46.09%
126.93%
49.76%
30.43%
96.38%
129.65%
123.40%
125.36%
183.73%
23.22%

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Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
697
1,742
4,354
225
575
1,438
3,596
291
925
2,313
5,784
134
0
1
1
753
560
1,401
3,502
297
1,161
2,903
7,257
65
965
2,413
6,032
118
891
2,228
5,571
152
18
45
111
714
185
463
1,159
562
694
1,735
4,337
229
142
354
885
603
1,085
2,712
6,780
75
1,181
2,953
7,384
59
45
112
279
686
768
1,919
4,797
184
17
43
108
715
712
1,780
4,450
212
635
1,589
3,971
252
116
290
724
620
403
1,008
2,519
411
0
1
2
749
113
281
703
622
558
1,396
3,489
301
591
1,477
3,693
280
239
598
1,494
522
781
1,952
4,881
180
624
1,561
3,903
261
0
0
0
803

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Henderson
Hendricks
Hendrum
Henning
Henriette
Herman
Hermantown
Heron Lake
Hewitt
Hibbing
Hill City
Hillman
Hills
Hilltop
Hinckley
Hitterdal
Hoffman
Hokah
Holdingford
Holland
Hollandale
Holloway
Holt
Hopkins
Houston
Howard Lake
Hoyt Lakes
Hugo
Humboldt

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
497,348

120.32%

940

204,705
93,575
340,262
34,666
191,243
9,434,987
241,540
87,983
7,672,213
321,903
16,476
231,359
292,153
1,631,866
70,609
273,668
282,710
366,886
61,389
122,250
167,445
21,186
17,466,349
418,165
1,434,741
1,401,248
14,350,578
10,145

127.56%
123.02%
54.48%
69.77%
129.81%
28.78%
90.82%
55.77%
60.55%
75.77%
27.01%
38.58%
100.91%
29.03%
42.77%
32.92%
103.52%
70.50%
43.32%
88.47%
94.28%
23.60%
47.32%
101.49%
44.43%
75.35%
33.72%
16.91%

688
297
802
99
416
9,318
752
269
16,120
453
21
541
791
1,428
171
637
546
772
195
268
101
96
17,481
989
2,016
1,834
12,573
48

866,062
475,236
175,645
436,637
34,791
364,542
3,290,861
485,389
106,128
13,056,780
300,920
7,490
226,244
433,591
695,438
72,395
236,139
454,239
416,872
74,618
149,773
171,322
20,129
8,265,203
735,547
1,138,528
1,472,934
4,838,531
13,745

174.14%
232.16%
187.71%
128.32%
100.36%
190.62%
34.88%
200.96%
120.62%
170.18%
93.48%
45.46%
97.79%
148.41%
42.62%
102.53%
86.29%
160.67%
113.62%
121.55%
122.51%
102.32%
95.01%
47.32%
175.90%
79.35%
105.12%
33.72%
135.49%

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
538
1,345
3,364
318
1,046
2,615
6,537
90
647
1,617
4,043
247
738
1,846
4,615
196
306
765
1,912
472
608
1,520
3,800
269
61
152
381
673
1,101
2,753
6,883
71
649
1,621
4,053
246
1,096
2,741
6,852
72
177
443
1,107
569
185
461
1,153
564
592
1,480
3,701
278
475
1,188
2,969
356
136
340
849
608
598
1,494
3,735
274
534
1,334
3,335
322
572
1,429
3,572
292
431
1,078
2,695
393
782
1,956
4,889
179
340
851
2,128
452
80
201
502
651
714
1,785
4,463
209
0
0
0
801
744
1,860
4,651
194
349
873
2,183
443
298
744
1,860
480
(0)
(0)
(0)
843
1,186
2,964
7,411
58

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Hutchinson
Ihlen
Independence
International Falls
Inver Grove Heights
Iona
Iron Junction
Ironton
Isanti
Isle
Ivanhoe
Jackson
Janesville
Jasper
Jeffers
Jenkins
Johnson
Jordan
Kandiyohi
Karlstad
Kasota
Kasson
Keewatin
Kelliher
Kellogg
Kennedy
Kenneth
Kensington
Kent

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
10,597,264
20,375
7,715,712
3,164,407
35,579,184
37,489
44,380
284,392
4,065,176
899,359
153,731
1,605,909
1,062,611
186,360
110,253
485,172
9,561
4,656,632
227,590
212,071
354,069
3,196,770
306,841
100,780
281,377
45,104
25,959
138,106
22,784

55.48%
75.58%
36.20%
55.15%
38.40%
84.23%
19.24%
105.84%
55.23%
51.54%
148.51%
62.04%
61.52%
71.94%
66.82%
48.76%
73.22%
52.74%
46.82%
80.63%
19.67%
54.85%
81.41%
37.71%
65.20%
170.00%
28.89%
38.56%
39.50%

14,134
84
3,720
6,179
33,917
146
84
532
5,556
826
608
3,424
2,209
568
342
347
28
5,418
523
713
688
5,542
1,163
310
469
211
51
287
112

7,943,445
32,571
2,792,822
5,553,042
13,661,622
68,389
21,524
419,269
2,667,721
517,367
530,655
2,151,975
1,411,885
310,142
188,835
236,546
14,161
2,589,008
206,706
405,235
205,961
2,661,142
618,136
141,507
265,004
143,916
18,870
110,595
30,324

74.96%
159.86%
36.20%
175.48%
38.40%
182.42%
48.50%
147.43%
65.62%
57.53%
345.18%
134.00%
132.87%
166.42%
171.27%
48.76%
148.11%
55.60%
90.82%
191.08%
58.17%
83.24%
201.45%
140.41%
94.18%
319.08%
72.69%
80.08%
133.09%

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Analysis

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
195
487
1,217
551
843
2,107
5,267
165
(0)
(0)
(0)
844
1,203
3,008
7,521
52
(0)
(0)
(0)
833
982
2,455
6,137
112
293
731
1,829
483
416
1,040
2,599
400
104
260
650
629
60
150
374
676
1,967
4,917
12,292
12
720
1,799
4,498
205
713
1,784
4,459
211
945
2,362
5,905
124
1,045
2,611
6,528
91
(0)
(0)
(0)
846
749
1,872
4,681
189
699
29
71
179
440
1,100
2,750
385
1,105
2,761
6,903
70
385
962
2,406
421
284
710
1,775
492
1,200
3,001
7,503
53
1,027
2,568
6,419
94
290
725
1,811
486
1,491
3,727
9,317
24
438
1,095
2,738
387
415
1,038
2,595
401
936
2,340
5,850
129

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Kenyon
Kerkhoven
Kerrick
Kettle River
Kiester
Kilkenny
Kimball
Kinbrae
Kingston
Kinney
La Crescent
La Prairie
La Salle
Lafayette
Lake Benton
Lake Bronson
Lake City
Lake Elmo
Lake Henry
Lake Lillian
Lake Park
Lake Shore
Lake St. Croix Beach
Lake Wilson
Lakefield
Lakeland
Lakeland Shores
Lakeville
Lamberton

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
1,164,427
296,994
37,353
84,055
140,098
76,592
536,604
18,564
91,457
40,256
3,691,757
491,123
33,813
214,360
202,990
32,783
5,111,784
12,756,686
46,121
115,989
360,519
5,733,594
1,097,779
75,305
645,094
2,505,753
720,593
60,871,599
331,500

57.02%
85.20%
36.93%
96.96%
178.72%
55.11%
63.23%
21.07%
24.08%
199.35%
52.00%
42.78%
53.23%
44.08%
101.53%
166.70%
47.96%
19.88%
40.02%
71.56%
27.77%
13.66%
39.26%
56.49%
66.15%
35.13%
13.76%
33.97%
88.69%

1,744
733
70
174
485
158
703
17
153
169
5,132
627
84
479
664
234
5,303
8,389
80
226
825
1,034
1,168
248
1,666
1,888
361
54,328
800

1,170,511
434,045
17,846
107,523
400,263
78,568
463,712
4,351
34,060
143,567
2,449,477
282,545
34,284
223,827
406,257
125,557
3,252,363
2,535,774
24,871
120,765
327,711
783,152
451,879
123,109
1,077,995
964,128
99,118
20,679,909
581,802

100.52%
146.15%
47.78%
127.92%
285.70%
102.58%
86.42%
23.44%
37.24%
356.64%
66.35%
57.53%
101.39%
104.42%
200.14%
382.99%
63.62%
19.88%
53.93%
104.12%
90.90%
13.66%
41.16%
163.48%
167.11%
38.48%
13.76%
33.97%
175.51%

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Analysis

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
435
1,088
2,719
390
609
1,524
3,809
265
108
271
678
626
310
774
1,935
468
1,070
2,675
6,686
81
475
1,187
2,967
357
232
580
1,449
529
24
59
148
704
132
329
823
613
1,573
3,932
9,830
20
143
359
897
601
148
369
922
596
482
1,204
3,010
352
603
1,508
3,771
273
986
2,465
6,163
111
2,163
5,407
13,518
10
157
392
979
588
(0)
(0)
(0)
832
139
348
869
606
326
814
2,035
462
631
1,578
3,946
257
(0)
(0)
(0)
820
19
48
119
710
1,070
2,675
6,687
80
1,010
2,524
6,310
102
33
84
209
695
(0)
(0)
(0)
847
0
0
0
774
868
2,170
5,426
161

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Lancaster
Landfall
Lanesboro
Laporte
Lastrup
Lauderdale
Le Center
Le Sueur
Lengby
Leonard
Leonidas
LeRoy
Lester Prairie
Lewiston
Lewisville
Lexington
Lilydale
Lindstrom
Lino Lakes
Lismore
Litchfield
Little Canada
Little Falls
Littlefork
Long Beach
Long Lake
Long Prairie
Longville
Lonsdale

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
86,749
24,684

62.25%
40.51%

326
700

546,101
95,014
69,134
1,834,057
1,430,441
2,861,823
24,454
13,092
20,689
398,196
1,130,354
890,960
76,834
1,552,495
1,073,150
4,287,876
21,071,226
68,585
3,921,378
10,041,013
5,186,376
179,517
505,331
2,699,260
1,422,423
450,368
3,484,514

72.16%
39.36%
23.14%
24.89%
33.89%
54.26%
31.49%
21.01%
59.17%
131.84%
52.42%
63.42%
61.50%
48.37%
44.29%
37.30%
38.73%
147.26%
54.70%
21.28%
51.65%
60.50%
17.26%
35.84%
38.93%
61.28%
42.33%

728
143
87
2,322
2,394
4,331
71
24
57
893
1,779
1,487
240
1,976
800
4,012
19,987
218
6,845
10,043
8,418
689
312
1,723
2,988
175
2,873

132,527
131,635
601,782
47,981
18,698
1,013,770
1,201,206
2,430,027
31,066
6,958
48,011
816,944
1,013,006
983,715
113,199
1,137,494
475,310
1,710,216
8,161,519
168,129
3,906,297
2,564,693
4,961,020
328,047
87,235
1,070,506
1,295,783
275,999
1,827,165

152.77%
533.28%
110.20%
50.50%
27.05%
55.27%
83.97%
84.91%
127.04%
53.15%
232.06%
205.16%
89.62%
110.41%
147.33%
73.27%
44.29%
39.88%
38.73%
245.14%
99.62%
25.54%
95.65%
182.74%
17.26%
39.66%
91.10%
61.28%
52.44%

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City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
905
2,263
5,658
146
4,928
12,319
30,798
1
380
951
2,377
423
111
278
696
623
39
98
244
691
304
760
1,899
475
501
1,252
3,130
338
307
766
1,916
471
955
2,389
5,972
121
321
803
2,009
466
1,729
4,322
10,806
16
733
1,833
4,583
198
372
930
2,325
429
470
1,175
2,937
363
858
2,146
5,364
162
249
622
1,556
513
0
0
0
795
26
65
162
701
0
0
0
772
979
2,447
6,117
114
449
1,123
2,807
377
43
107
266
688
440
1,100
2,750
384
1,222
3,056
7,640
50
0
0
0
780
38
95
239
693
522
1,304
3,260
329
0
0
0
778
101
253
632
630

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Loretto
Louisburg
Lowry
Lucan
Luverne
Lyle
Lynd
Mabel
Madelia
Madison
Magnolia
Mahnomen
Mahtomedi
Manchester
Manhattan Beach
Mantorville
Maple Grove
Maple Lake
Maple Plain
Mapleview
Maplewood
Marble
Marietta
Marine on St. Croix
Marshall
Mayer
Maynard
Mazeppa
McGrath

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
676,705
14,498
142,358
52,406
2,215,582
162,595
255,414
272,791
881,990
471,446
72,464
828,132
10,841,823
18,477
318,616

44.21%
82.77%
61.11%
133.57%
45.70%
51.05%
46.98%
117.26%
57.44%
109.24%
37.99%
39.53%
26.98%
49.13%
27.62%

729,252
85,563,400
1,700,626
2,154,096
57,312
42,544,252
203,878
28,371
1,666,753
8,916,070
1,542,121
129,865
453,036
20,466

55.76%
31.26%
46.56%
49.52%
38.39%
32.57%
82.98%
54.63%
34.41%
48.96%
59.75%
100.88%
49.30%
35.18%

599
47
280
203
4,579
561
390
717
2,252
1,658
202
1,167
8,048
71
66
1,186
59,932
2,010
1,929
167
36,717
698
161
717
13,141
1,915
356
778
75

299,158
18,855
138,762
119,270
2,245,535
247,268
181,668
547,539
1,378,057
1,280,756
70,046
707,916
2,925,015
22,887
88,149
638,035
26,751,263
1,227,001
1,396,563
75,537
13,867,813
404,666
69,297
573,480
6,795,774
1,167,326
250,342
383,223
13,282

44.21%
130.05%
97.47%
227.59%
101.35%
152.08%
71.13%
200.72%
156.24%
271.67%
96.66%
85.48%
26.98%
123.87%
27.67%
87.49%
31.26%
72.15%
64.83%
131.80%
32.60%
198.48%
244.25%
34.41%
76.22%
75.70%
192.77%
84.59%
64.90%

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Analysis

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
(0)
(0)
(0)
828
473
1,182
2,955
359
364
909
2,273
434
940
2,350
5,876
126
557
1,391
3,478
302
1,010
2,526
6,314
101
241
604
1,509
520
835
2,086
5,216
167
988
2,470
6,175
109
1,624
4,061
10,152
18
587
1,467
3,667
282
460
1,149
2,872
371
(0)
(0)
(0)
824
747
1,868
4,671
192
0
1
3
746
317
793
1,983
467
0
0
0
761
256
640
1,599
510
153
383
957
591
934
2,335
5,838
130
0
1
2
752
1,155
2,888
7,219
66
1,896
4,741
11,851
14
(0)
(0)
(0)
835
273
681
1,704
498
159
399
997
586
919
2,297
5,743
136
353
882
2,206
441
297
743
1,857
481

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
McGregor
McIntosh
McKinley
Meadowlands
Medford
Medicine Lake
Medina
Meire Grove
Melrose
Menahga
Mendota
Mendota Heights
Mentor
Middle River
Miesville
Milaca
Milan
Millerville
Millville
Milroy
Miltona
Minneapolis
Minneiska
Minneota
Minnesota City
Minnesota Lake
Minnetonka
Minnetonka Beach
Minnetrista

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
198,566
152,671
38,975
31,469
988,616
995,277
16,162,190
71,906
2,034,089
637,350
350,495
21,326,623
45,413
84,798
172,434
1,709,556
96,405
60,908
101,126
88,862
230,597
357,767,596
94,965
561,221
121,022
341,910
91,113,783

106.64%
74.45%
6.74%
112.40%
42.87%
33.84%
16.64%
31.51%
61.90%
50.58%
35.27%
26.37%
70.46%
76.42%
23.12%
45.38%
121.60%
18.06%
24.72%
151.92%
61.14%
57.05%
11.62%
73.17%
20.66%
73.23%
28.89%

390
580
85
128
1,158
377
4,931
147
3,310
1,227
190
11,749
124
322
167
2,837
286
116
165
247
357
390,131
97
1,384
217
645
51,756

3,603,096
16,453,040

20.49%
27.47%

610
6,189

303,439
316,692
55,468
55,309
607,131
336,752
2,695,743
35,339
1,952,496
622,085
144,312
5,623,216
65,047
382,565
44,860
1,358,985
210,286
17,692
44,032
190,827
172,281
325,751,557
17,790
851,480
65,271
387,996
26,461,036
738,346
4,518,828

152.82%
207.43%
142.32%
175.76%
61.41%
33.84%
16.68%
49.15%
95.99%
97.60%
41.17%
26.37%
143.23%
451.15%
26.02%
79.49%
218.13%
29.05%
43.54%
214.75%
74.71%
91.05%
18.73%
151.72%
53.93%
113.48%
29.04%
20.49%
27.47%

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Analysis

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Analysis

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
462
1,154
2,886
369
1,330
3,325
8,312
39
1,356
3,389
8,474
34
634
1,584
3,960
254
185
464
1,159
561
(0)
(0)
(0)
852
0
1
2
747
176
441
1,102
571
341
852
2,131
451
470
1,176
2,939
361
59
148
369
677
(0)
(0)
(0)
834
728
1,819
4,548
199
3,747
9,368
23,421
2
29
72
181
698
341
853
2,132
450
965
2,413
6,033
117
110
275
687
624
188
471
1,176
557
628
1,571
3,927
260
136
339
848
609
340
850
2,125
454
71
178
445
664
785
1,964
4,909
178
333
832
2,080
458
402
1,006
2,516
412
2
4
9
740
0
0
0
792
(0)
(0)
(0)
851

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Mizpah
Montevideo
Montgomery
Monticello
Montrose
Moorhead
Moose Lake
Mora
Morgan
Morris
Morristown
Morton
Motley
Mound
Mounds View
Mountain Iron
Mountain Lake
Murdock
Myrtle
Nashua
Nashwauk
Nassau
Nelson
Nerstrand
Nevis
New Auburn
New Brighton
New Germany
New Hope

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
13,605
2,535,348
2,328,458
16,778,419
2,189,232
20,369,150
894,344
2,169,512
282,960
2,333,566
538,526
135,906
466,411
13,964,642
8,475,755
1,856,862
617,792
141,203
23,588
60,133
474,182
26,165
105,840
235,032
290,141
191,203
18,424,531
293,746
17,357,944

18.38%
61.17%
58.53%
46.19%
38.72%
33.97%
41.93%
26.82%
114.79%
45.51%
51.66%
124.35%
70.13%
34.58%
32.35%
48.29%
85.12%
44.17%
38.16%
11.64%
66.99%
53.67%
34.01%
14.86%
64.93%
70.70%
33.90%
54.55%
41.29%

62
5,436
3,267
11,366
2,498
36,226
2,412
3,681
845
5,205
1,032
415
673
9,769
12,641
2,809
2,008
288
53
46
942
70
155
246
385
502
22,511
360
20,860

8,496
3,758,317
2,079,590
7,750,119
1,329,048
15,531,938
929,908
1,313,460
616,310
3,413,117
527,190
296,622
457,631
4,828,834
3,762,696
2,042,813
1,356,875
132,959
20,880
7,113
747,476
31,493
60,906
52,730
237,168
237,086
6,257,893
173,886
7,590,753

62.45%
148.24%
89.31%
46.19%
60.71%
76.25%
103.98%
60.54%
217.81%
146.26%
97.89%
218.26%
98.12%
34.58%
44.39%
110.01%
219.63%
94.16%
88.52%
11.83%
157.63%
120.36%
57.55%
22.44%
81.74%
124.00%
33.97%
59.20%
43.73%

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Analysis

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Analysis

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
441
1,102
2,754
383
871
2,177
5,442
160
308
770
1,924
470
0
0
0
798
220
550
1,374
537
423
1,057
2,643
395
620
1,551
3,878
262
337
843
2,108
456
1,030
2,575
6,439
93
1,008
2,519
6,297
103
462
1,156
2,890
368
939
2,348
5,869
127
280
700
1,749
495
(0)
(0)
(0)
822
120
301
753
617
617
1,543
3,858
264
1,345
3,363
8,407
36
500
1,250
3,124
340
504
1,259
3,147
336
2
5
12
737
906
2,266
5,665
145
667
1,667
4,168
239
235
588
1,471
527
76
189
473
659
168
420
1,051
580
533
1,332
3,331
323
1
2
4
744
46
116
290
684
24
61
153
703

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

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Minnesota City
New London
New Munich
New Prague
New Richland
New Trier
New Ulm
New York Mills
Newfolden
Newport
Nicollet
Nielsville
Nimrod
Nisswa
Norcross
North Branch
North Mankato
North Oaks
North St. Paul
Northfield
Northome
Northrop
Norwood Young Ame
Nowthen
Oak Grove
Oak Park Heights
Oakdale
Odessa
Odin
Ogema

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
740,862
194,881
6,474,239
461,531
70,368
8,570,648
537,090
100,764
3,460,472
615,188
8,575
43,490
7,331,206
26,683
8,768,807
10,484,247
13,302,535
9,248,657
15,549,011
54,861
58,216
2,686,999
4,928,225
8,950,822
8,921,363
27,402,054
29,349
35,539
52,178

47.76%
40.54%
52.68%
60.91%
36.93%
60.93%
64.99%
51.11%
44.05%
29.32%
299.49%
34.49%
20.94%
95.32%
41.93%
44.58%
7.90%
22.13%
38.40%
84.26%
85.37%
46.42%
18.52%
31.19%
38.73%
30.59%
56.22%
36.18%
49.83%

1,195
370
7,006
1,147
105
13,473
1,187
359
3,542
1,008
82
68
2,053
57
10,370
13,003
4,729
11,600
19,839
234
238
3,594
4,384
8,504
4,708
27,230
96
106
125

648,182
150,029
4,100,264
616,453
26,935
10,041,289
713,237
129,532
2,225,935
357,788
47,966
17,712
1,535,447
43,051
5,652,032
6,282,827
1,050,768
3,970,401
8,671,945
114,256
93,447
1,413,724
912,708
2,881,968
3,455,422
8,383,111
96,403
37,820
54,905

87.49%
76.98%
63.33%
133.57%
38.28%
117.16%
132.80%
128.55%
64.32%
58.16%
559.37%
40.73%
20.94%
161.34%
64.46%
59.93%
7.90%
42.93%
55.77%
208.26%
160.52%
52.61%
18.52%
32.20%
38.73%
30.59%
328.47%
106.42%
105.23%

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Analysis

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Analysis

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
397
993
2,483
415
364
911
2,278
433
107
266
666
627
727
1,816
4,541
201
13
34
84
724
562
1,406
3,514
295
678
1,695
4,238
235
774
1,936
4,840
183
203
507
1,267
549
288
721
1,802
487
2,599
6,497
16,243
5
62
156
390
669
0
0
0
769
660
1,651
4,126
240
225
563
1,408
536
153
384
959
589
(0)
(0)
(0)
821
1,300
545
208
520
174
434
1,086
573
1,240
3,100
7,750
47
751
1,879
4,697
188
62
155
387
672
0
0
0
805
10
25
63
730
0
0
0
790
0
0
0
773
2,723
6,806
17,016
4
702
1,756
4,390
219
554
1,385
3,462
304

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Ogilvie
Okabena
Oklee
Olivia
Onamia
Ormsby
Orono
Oronoco
Orr
Ortonville
Osakis
Oslo
Osseo
Ostrander
Otsego
Ottertail
Owatonna
Palisade
Park Rapids
Parkers Prairie
Paynesville
Pease
Pelican Rapids
Pennock
Pequot Lakes
Perham
Perley
Peterson
Pierz

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
206,374
49,668
108,169
1,124,701
358,025
53,395
34,342,941
1,307,498
116,710
834,109
1,012,065
109,132
2,018,903
98,896
13,794,524
1,191,649
21,088,486
75,628
3,629,438
569,456
1,644,354
132,736
962,978
184,245
3,188,385
1,889,499
35,016
113,234

29.69%
194.07%
129.65%
75.31%
47.32%
46.31%
13.18%
35.06%
71.42%
68.56%
45.36%
133.24%
51.11%
99.74%
26.97%
25.37%
44.77%
52.51%
47.86%
75.86%
32.88%
30.16%
72.60%
65.47%
46.23%
52.49%
61.40%
58.42%

468
174
390
2,552
864
141
7,896
1,113
235
1,933
1,608
321
2,465
245
13,319
475
25,381
152
3,494
1,020
2,298
208
2,398
490
1,993
2,750
108
242

747,153

37.55%

1,415

185,823
145,896
250,997
1,584,584
397,673
49,510
4,527,430
504,239
124,703
1,311,222
884,395
221,354
1,717,840
151,909
3,720,660
302,298
13,818,797
55,475
2,228,156
683,554
1,260,457
55,952
1,619,876
232,598
1,518,174
1,512,430
42,838
113,018
644,264

90.04%
293.74%
232.04%
140.89%
111.07%
92.72%
13.18%
38.57%
106.85%
157.20%
87.39%
202.83%
85.09%
153.60%
26.97%
25.37%
65.53%
73.35%
61.39%
120.04%
76.65%
42.15%
168.22%
126.24%
47.62%
80.04%
122.34%
99.81%
86.23%

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Analysis

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
604
1,509
3,772
272
997
2,492
6,230
108
1,024
2,560
6,399
95
656
1,639
4,099
242
638
1,594
3,985
248
464
1,160
2,901
365
0
0
0
775
35
88
219
694
354
886
2,214
439
886
2,216
5,540
153
420
1,051
2,627
397
696
1,740
4,349
226
340
849
2,124
455
539
1,347
3,367
316
0
0
0
785
(0)
(0)
(0)
827
208
519
1,297
546
544
208
521
1,303
135
338
846
610
442
1,104
2,761
381
438
1,094
2,736
388
120
300
750
618
956
2,390
5,976
120
608
1,519
3,798
270
14
35
87
723
276
689
1,722
496
609
1,523
3,809
266
414
1,035
2,587
403
487
1,217
3,042
349

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Pillager
Pine City
Pine Island
Pine River
Pine Springs
Pipestone
Plainview
Plato
Plummer
Plymouth
Porter
Preston
Princeton
Prinsburg
Prior Lake
Proctor
Quamba
Racine
Ramsey
Randall
Randolph
Ranier
Raymond
Red Lake Falls
Red Wing
Redwood Falls
Regal
Remer
Renville

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
313,200
2,812,308
2,661,180
513,324
604,530
1,619,117
2,075,490
253,454
90,412
106,283,858
78,234
773,364
3,396,786
280,812
29,062,055
2,193,281
53,333
264,230
20,865,440
255,339
335,376
101,169
299,149
387,841
22,964,222
2,573,917
25,175
205,183
519,507

67.80%
36.10%
62.54%
65.04%
5.94%
74.03%
56.94%
55.83%
118.24%
24.37%
51.66%
81.69%
62.37%
72.16%
27.95%
36.05%
51.56%
59.50%
39.47%
48.96%
15.83%
30.49%
53.78%
128.28%
55.13%
78.76%
27.81%
90.16%
131.66%

495
3,295
3,363
916
385
4,335
3,394
312
249
71,536
155
1,382
4,530
454
22,917
2,854
111
405
23,445
590
394
166
780
1,586
16,300
5,247
29
362
1,254

330,047
1,491,583
2,277,468
589,577
37,059
2,906,558
1,787,414
165,770
157,467
26,229,250
78,701
1,154,841
2,845,312
282,273
8,121,974
1,824,997
43,449
217,237
8,241,756
239,680
76,001
55,026
373,486
1,073,813
14,918,945
3,388,407
9,156
242,720
1,115,287

105.38%
53.04%
85.58%
114.85%
6.13%
179.52%
86.12%
65.40%
174.17%
24.68%
100.60%
149.33%
83.76%
100.52%
27.95%
83.21%
81.47%
82.22%
39.50%
93.87%
22.66%
54.39%
124.85%
276.87%
64.97%
131.64%
36.37%
118.29%
214.68%

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
376
939
2,349
427
169
423
1,059
577
230
576
1,440
530
498
1,245
3,113
343
2
5
12
736
1,055
2,637
6,593
88
292
730
1,824
484
96
239
598
635
559
1,398
3,495
300
3
8
19
735
489
1,223
3,059
347
676
1,691
4,227
236
214
535
1,337
540
284
709
1,773
493
(0)
(0)
(0)
838
472
1,179
2,947
360
299
748
1,869
478
227
568
1,420
534
0
1
2
751
449
1,123
2,807
378
68
171
427
668
239
598
1,494
523
711
1,777
4,442
213
1,486
3,715
9,287
25
98
246
615
632
529
1,322
3,305
326
86
214
535
644
281
703
1,758
494
830
2,076
5,189
169

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Revere
Rice
Richfield
Richmond
Richville
Riverton
Robbinsdale
Rochester
Rock Creek
Rockford
Rockville
Rogers
Rollingstone
Ronneby**
Roosevelt
Roscoe
Rose Creek
Roseau
Rosemount
Roseville
Rothsay
Round Lake
Royalton
Rush City
Rushford
Rushford Village
Rushmore
Russell
Ruthton

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
25,709
1,284,753
29,206,520
992,776
41,047
84,950
11,309,068
101,773,269
1,540,747
2,944,174
2,857,540
8,649,054
374,694
32,075
53,064
64,253
169,856
1,507,700
23,959,526
46,332,408
206,749
132,810
656,440
1,391,555
858,815
812,587
89,962
138,740
86,360

106.97%
27.37%
42.53%
59.17%
46.13%
51.10%
37.00%
40.76%
13.82%
43.90%
36.79%
38.59%
37.90%
21.51%
26.38%
28.01%
64.76%
68.96%
42.32%
24.55%
40.64%
59.02%
31.88%
27.70%
73.83%
33.84%
119.78%
60.05%
99.03%

91
1,346
33,676
1,329
101
103
13,598
102,437
1,271
4,108
2,706
7,200
641
43
136
109
381
2,855
20,956
34,345
500
411
902
3,072
1,776
785
361
333
248

50,061
538,884
35,735,079
857,844
32,407
49,972
5,425,950
63,409,550
337,626
1,549,637
1,053,517
3,337,929
274,457
6,900
31,247
41,270
188,716
1,665,091
10,140,389
11,372,290
205,279
200,400
401,462
1,024,432
1,231,382
337,200
210,387
167,721
164,520

194.72%
41.94%
122.35%
86.41%
78.95%
58.83%
47.98%
62.30%
21.91%
52.63%
36.87%
38.59%
73.25%
21.51%
58.89%
64.23%
111.10%
110.44%
42.32%
24.55%
99.29%
150.89%
61.16%
73.62%
143.38%
41.50%
233.86%
120.89%
190.50%

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
878
2,194
5,484
158
146
364
911
599
798
1,996
4,989
174
272
681
1,702
499
328
821
2,051
460
77
193
483
653
110
274
686
625
215
539
1,347
539
81
202
506
649
87
218
546
642
1
2
5
743
0
0
0
777
353
884
2,209
440
0
0
0
784
325
813
2,032
463
362
906
2,264
436
463
1,159
2,896
367
1,037
2,592
402
415
0
0
0
779
(0)
(0)
(0)
853
586
1,466
3,666
283
919
2,297
5,742
137
293
732
1,830
482
459
1,148
2,870
372
696
1,739
4,347
228
77
191
479
656
1,141
2,852
7,130
67
608
1,521
3,802
268
915
2,287
5,717
140

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Rutledge
Sabin
Sacred Heart
Sanborn
Sandstone
Sargeant
Sartell
Sauk Centre
Sauk Rapids
Savage
Scandia
Scanlon
Seaforth
Sebeka
Sedan
Shafer
Shakopee
Shelly
Sherburn
Shevlin
Shoreview
Shorewood
Silver Bay
Silver Lake
Slayton
Sleepy Eye
Sobieski
Solway
South Haven

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
166,306
232,806
139,566
148,143
801,685
40,628
13,462,234

22.52%
32.68%
184.99%
52.02%
58.42%
49.23%
32.63%

182
446
501
398
2,821
71
14,512

2,573,404
8,018,357
29,563,196
6,198,357
672,892
22,786
257,173
22,225
628,247
40,984,725
48,600
310,346
54,762
31,423,644
18,000,327
1,135,792
461,775
813,367
1,452,878
109,241
34,236
117,050

58.25%
45.30%
46.01%
28.52%
36.15%
37.31%
64.00%
65.33%
54.50%
32.63%
43.62%
146.33%
47.66%
25.13%
25.80%
70.63%
98.47%
76.12%
66.90%
37.05%
40.89%
82.57%

4,221
13,083
26,852
4,167
864
65
672
52
861
33,969
239
1,001
165
26,036
7,582
1,980
812
2,019
3,545
175
75
212

40,778
154,179
447,482
201,476
1,321,271
31,597
4,677,355
2,691,635
5,521,945
13,602,913
1,767,833
435,510
25,497
334,326
21,872
484,017
13,378,320
88,113
765,677
50,175
7,896,448
4,643,544
1,620,764
624,345
1,434,794
2,313,827
50,845
19,717
127,027

24.52%
66.23%
320.62%
136.00%
164.81%
77.77%
34.74%
104.59%
68.87%
46.01%
28.52%
64.72%
111.90%
130.00%
98.41%
77.04%
32.64%
181.30%
246.72%
91.62%
25.13%
25.80%
142.70%
135.21%
176.40%
159.26%
46.54%
57.59%
108.52%

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
20
50
125
709
335
839
2,097
457
1,356
3,391
8,477
33
840
2,100
5,249
166
1,064
2,660
6,649
86
285
714
1,784
490
21
53
132
705
463
1,159
2,897
366
236
589
1,473
526
0
0
0
776
0
0
0
799
286
714
1,786
489
746
1,865
4,662
193
660
1,650
4,125
241
331
827
2,068
459
225
564
1,409
535
0
0
1
759
1,377
3,442
8,605
32
1,004
2,510
6,274
105
440
1,099
2,748
386
(0)
(0)
(0)
823
(0)
(0)
(0)
840
721
1,802
4,504
203
367
918
2,296
431
1,003
2,507
6,268
106
924
2,309
5,772
135
95
237
593
637
167
418
1,044
582
260
649
1,622
506

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
South St. Paul
Spicer
Spring Grove
Spring Hill
Spring Lake Park
Spring Park
Spring Valley
Springfield
Squaw Lake
St. Anthony
St. Anthony Village
St. Augusta
St. Bonifacius
St. Charles
St. Cloud
St. Francis
St. Hilaire
St. James
St. Joseph
St. Leo
St. Louis Park
St. Martin
St. Marys Point
St. Michael
St. Paul
St. Paul Park
St. Peter
St. Rosa
St. Stephen

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
14,942,747
1,330,260
571,156
44,348
6,076,456
3,204,265
1,172,386
763,422
59,683
38,276
7,801,563
3,493,453
2,278,192
2,268,085

38.53%
53.90%
79.85%
35.04%
45.00%
29.00%
75.81%
100.30%
24.49%
5.32%
50.40%
22.33%
27.81%
30.63%

49,622,485
5,651,248
91,246
1,670,553
3,734,735
23,639
54,149,877
221,950
881,323
16,435,302
227,235,952
3,433,646
4,653,771
65,840
565,389

40.14%
38.40%
39.07%
51.84%
48.41%
52.88%
36.67%
49.11%
19.25%
28.53%
32.38%
32.83%
37.99%
25.82%
39.90%

20,250
1,144
1,280
61
6,678
1,882
2,547
2,210
95
83
8,437
3,217
2,329
3,578
65,650
7,404
274
4,587
6,156
94
47,221
344
375
15,110
288,055
5,293
10,884
34
845

7,747,543
809,727
855,528
20,638
2,734,465
974,880
1,733,113
1,680,288
24,719
9,000
3,931,598
835,639
923,480
1,551,247
32,077,309
2,392,671
100,214
2,238,999
2,587,093
29,686
19,867,798
151,833
169,690
9,042,866
139,630,178
1,341,325
4,490,043
17,510
333,775

51.85%
60.87%
149.79%
46.54%
45.00%
30.42%
147.83%
220.10%
41.42%
23.51%
50.40%
23.92%
40.54%
68.39%
64.64%
42.34%
109.83%
134.03%
69.27%
125.58%
36.69%
68.41%
19.25%
55.02%
61.45%
39.06%
96.48%
26.59%
59.03%

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Analysis

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Analysis

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
133
333
832
611
70
174
436
665
699
1,748
4,371
221
115
287
719
621
0
0
0
800
14
36
89
722
720
1,800
4,501
204
1,198
2,995
7,487
56
169
423
1,058
578
182
455
1,137
565
(0)
(0)
(0)
850
16
40
99
718
127
318
795
614
378
944
2,360
425
245
613
1,531
515
39
98
246
690
708
1,769
4,422
216
822
2,055
5,137
172
209
522
1,304
543
727
1,818
4,544
200
0
1
1
756
193
482
1,206
553
0
0
0
762
265
662
1,656
501
291
727
1,817
485
62
156
390
670
585
1,462
3,656
284
8
19
48
731
191
478
1,196
554

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
St. Vincent
Stacy
Staples
Starbuck
Steen
Stephen
Stewart
Stewartville
Stillwater
Stockton
Storden
Strandquist
Strathcona
Sturgeon Lake
Sunburg
Sunfish Lake
Swanville
Taconite
Tamarack
Taopi
Taunton
Taylors Falls
Tenney
Tenstrike
Thief River Falls
Thomson
Tintah
Tonka Bay
Tower

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Analysis

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Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
17,244
1,051,734
1,147,891
782,120
54,494
168,791
253,348
3,474,377
18,811,361
392,539
66,545
12,176
9,113
310,330
33,875
1,924,415
174,522
257,153
40,078
15,872
52,408
853,660
34,178
163,325
3,599,073
137,067
16,166
6,699,521
350,718

57.50%
40.53%
61.01%
102.29%
37.99%
76.78%
139.80%
45.82%
47.87%
28.83%
163.72%
45.17%
27.43%
59.29%
110.17%
18.97%
43.12%
69.06%
47.59%
34.65%
63.03%
81.16%
31.15%
16.53%
43.97%
60.92%
85.03%
14.51%
79.91%

79
1,432
3,131
1,337
166
699
533
5,842
17,953
770
241
76
25
390
92
545
352
335
53
77
180
1,039
4
186
8,483
166
65
1,532
498

30,000
683,443
1,734,138
1,153,360
52,125
314,007
500,182
2,334,340
9,396,839
256,749
179,926
23,554
6,201
211,213
63,227
365,004
158,456
277,017
22,110
14,047
154,783
865,614
11,688
30,095
4,153,706
94,156
25,930
972,368
370,378

173.97%
64.98%
151.07%
147.47%
95.65%
186.03%
197.43%
67.19%
49.95%
65.41%
270.38%
193.45%
68.05%
68.06%
186.65%
18.97%
90.79%
107.72%
55.17%
88.50%
295.34%
101.40%
34.20%
18.43%
115.41%
68.69%
160.40%
14.51%
105.61%

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Analysis

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Analysis

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Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
1,165
2,912
7,280
63
245
611
1,528
516
901
2,252
5,629
148
452
1,129
2,823
376
577
1,442
3,604
288
1,093
2,731
6,828
73
576
1,441
3,602
289
214
534
1,335
541
21
52
130
706
366
914
2,286
432
1,067
2,667
6,666
82
1,483
3,707
9,267
26
406
1,015
2,538
408
88
219
548
641
765
1,912
4,780
185
(0)
(0)
(0)
837
477
1,192
2,980
355
387
967
2,417
420
76
189
474
658
539
1,346
3,366
317
2,323
5,808
14,520
8
202
506
1,265
550
30
76
190
697
19
47
119
711
714
1,786
4,465
208
78
194
486
652
754
1,884
4,711
187
0
0
0
768
257
642
1,606
508

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Tracy
Trail

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Verndale
Vesta
Victoria
Viking
Villard
Vining
Virginia
Wabasha

141.27%
22.76%
95.56%
30.63%
50.88%
54.74%
22.01%
31.01%
81.82%
59.15%
58.74%
24.43%
40.19%
61.14%
9.01%
27.57%
19.05%
45.31%
37.71%
53.52%
145.89%
37.04%
72.72%
53.36%
23.71%
69.16%
43.69%

2,126
62
683
116
107
1,180
77
149
790
3,601
1,191
537
325
422
53
238
13,081
317
441
549
314
6,665
79
233
55
8,707
2,653

Wabasso
Waconia

252,910
11,441,752

118.42%
33.26%

642
9,960

Turtle River
Twin Lakes
Twin Valley
Two Harbors
Tyler
Ulen
Underwood
Upsala
Urbank
Utica
Vadnais Heights
Vergas
Vermillion

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
643,361
35,150
243,139
81,177
39,309
408,530
84,059
53,467
207,871
2,172,379
375,115
280,021
184,204
249,842
33,575
166,836
14,123,330
247,435
381,559
218,960
80,197
11,256,674
20,628
124,066
44,278
3,909,725
2,098,512

Trimont
Trommald
Trosky
Truman

Strong Towns
Analysis

1,805,955
10,712
453,055
32,914
39,164
634,926
18,500
45,750
447,612
2,461,922
613,720
211,348
148,046
213,587
9,505
77,273
2,690,636
144,769
150,126
250,532
199,796
4,169,674
35,162
103,934
20,682
7,101,387
1,553,737
481,398
3,805,298

280.71%
30.48%
186.34%
40.55%
99.63%
155.42%
22.01%
85.57%
215.33%
113.33%
163.61%
75.48%
80.37%
85.49%
28.31%
46.32%
19.05%
58.51%
39.35%
114.42%
249.13%
37.04%
170.46%
83.77%
46.71%
181.63%
74.04%
190.34%
33.26%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
1,394
3,486
8,715
31
77
193
482
654
908
2,269
5,673
144
99
248
620
631
488
1,219
3,047
348
1,007
2,517
6,292
104
(0)
(0)
(0)
826
546
1,364
3,410
311
1,335
3,338
8,344
38
542
1,354
3,386
313
1,049
2,622
6,554
89
510
1,276
3,190
333
402
1,005
2,511
413
243
609
1,522
518
193
482
1,206
552
187
469
1,172
559
0
0
0
796
132
330
825
612
16
41
102
717
609
1,522
3,806
267
1,032
2,581
6,453
92
0
0
0
794
977
2,443
6,109
115
304
760
1,901
473
230
575
1,437
531
1,125
2,812
7,030
69
303
759
1,897
476
719
1,798
4,495
206
(0)
(0)
(0)
831

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Wadena
Wahkon
Waite Park
Waldorf
Walker
Walnut Grove
Walters
Waltham
Wanamingo
Wanda
Warba
Warren
Warroad
Waseca
Watertown
Waterville
Watkins
Watson
Waubun
Waverly
Wayzata
Welcome
Wells
Wendell
West Concord
West St. Paul
West Union
Westbrook
Westport

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Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
2,026,742
469,696
8,887,202
105,451
1,332,476
221,573
12,540
72,677
823,186
20,856
92,032
457,551
881,641
5,045,626
3,140,568
1,418,598
442,644
44,679
111,195
1,562,091
16,397,810
468,258
913,618
76,490
364,426
16,614,735
34,678
234,504
23,125

35.49%
39.31%
52.07%
56.80%
70.45%
79.43%
132.07%
30.87%
50.35%
159.90%
45.72%
67.10%
78.26%
66.01%
38.82%
54.95%
85.75%
132.17%
80.17%
60.50%
19.42%
88.15%
65.46%
79.05%
168.91%
44.61%
16.58%
66.96%
20.43%

4,204
342
6,731
221
1,186
685
77
187
1,042
83
183
1,667
1,713
9,789
4,216
1,873
934
209
388
1,087
4,119
669
2,458
175
811
19,002
76
673
69

2,000,913
189,994
4,775,683
105,972
1,776,277
401,973
37,154
59,136
623,038
56,013
55,588
876,732
1,467,997
5,803,693
1,267,525
1,269,016
617,300
119,240
178,320
984,635
3,183,634
646,991
1,499,311
97,979
869,709
8,594,452
11,552
395,565
10,150

98.73%
40.45%
53.74%
100.49%
133.31%
181.42%
296.28%
81.37%
75.69%
268.57%
60.40%
191.61%
166.51%
115.02%
40.36%
89.46%
139.46%
266.88%
160.37%
63.03%
19.41%
138.17%
164.11%
128.09%
238.65%
51.73%
33.31%
168.68%
43.89%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
632
1,581
3,952
256
11
29
71
728
17
42
104
716
437
1,092
2,731
389
629
1,571
3,929
259
1,020
2,550
6,374
96
1,642
4,105
10,263
17
505
1,262
3,156
335
253
633
1,584
511
1,087
2,717
6,792
74
147
367
918
597
1,245
3,113
7,782
44
882
2,206
5,515
157
490
1,225
3,063
346
15
38
96
719
345
863
2,157
446
537
1,343
3,357
320
1,347
3,368
8,419
35
802
2,005
5,012
173
25
63
158
702
(0)
(0)
(0)
855
500
1,250
3,126
339
986
2,466
6,165
110
490
1,226
3,065
345
697
1,744
4,359
222
71
178
445
663
167
418
1,046
581
1,017
2,543
6,358
98
235
587
1,466
528

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Whalan
Wheaton
White Bear Lake
Wilder
Willernie
Williams
Willmar
Willow River
Wilmont
Wilton
Windom
Winger
Winnebago
Winona
Winsted
Winthrop
Winton
Wolf Lake
Wolverton
Wood Lake
Woodbury
Woodland
Woodstock
Worthington
Wrenshall
Wright
Wykoff
Wyoming
Zemple

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Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
56,153
552,648
25,747,815
24,038
451,702
62,446
12,590,761
310,026
100,663
113,405
2,006,638
56,986
619,826
18,814,394
1,595,194
818,810
72,508
22,430
53,897
137,283
80,149,571
3,624,465
32,490
5,318,353
275,700
67,877
209,919
3,970,895
47,399

36.40%
111.05%
15.30%
103.81%
32.51%
95.44%
28.00%
27.42%
88.74%
7.50%
75.88%
95.90%
65.01%
31.22%
66.21%
61.79%
59.81%
55.73%
61.78%
78.45%
28.47%
7.97%
81.26%
48.84%
37.91%
32.53%
68.61%
47.35%
25.32%

55
1,490
24,679
62
536
197
19,130
395
311
197
4,357
180
1,388
27,582
2,317
1,315
168
49
125
399
58,430
507
102
11,392
371
85
408
6,940
72

29,550
1,208,252
5,837,653
41,300
226,899
100,313
7,852,955
134,266
177,065
15,320
2,761,862
90,482
951,817
16,028,718
1,694,292
933,776
70,563
20,127
58,570
216,319
22,821,788
288,834
58,826
5,668,639
153,307
30,578
263,352
1,886,280
12,862

52.62%
218.63%
22.67%
171.81%
50.23%
160.64%
62.37%
43.31%
175.90%
13.51%
137.64%
158.78%
153.56%
85.19%
106.21%
114.04%
97.32%
89.73%
108.67%
157.57%
28.47%
7.97%
181.06%
106.59%
55.61%
45.05%
125.45%
47.50%
27.14%

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
162
406
1,014
585
1,076
2,689
6,724
79
74
184
461
661
680
1,700
4,250
233
177
443
1,108
568
652
1,630
4,075
244
344
859
2,148
449
159
397
993
587
872
2,179
5,447
159
60
150
376
675
618
1,544
3,860
263
629
1,572
3,930
258
886
2,214
5,534
154
540
1,349
3,373
315
400
1,000
2,500
414
523
1,306
3,266
328
375
938
2,344
428
453
340
850
2,125
469
1,172
2,931
364
791
1,978
4,945
177
0
0
0
764
(0)
(0)
(0)
819
998
2,495
6,237
107
577
1,444
3,609
286
177
442
1,106
570
125
313
782
615
568
1,421
3,553
293
2
4
10
739
18
45
113
712

TAX IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINANCING CITY BUDGETS WITHOUT LGA OR FEDERAL AIDS
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Source

Minnesota City
Zimmerman
Zumbro Falls
Zumbrota
All Cities

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Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

29.05%
38.46%
46.85%

4,961
160
3,172

4,235,055,184

36.96%

4,315,637

1,431,497
78,350
1,746,225
2,164,082,485

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

Strong Towns
Analysis

City Property Tax City Property Tax City Property Tax
Increase on
Increase on
Increase on Tax Impact Rank
Homestead
Homestead
Commercial
(#1 = Highest
Worth
Worth Property Worth
Increase)
100,000
250,000
350,000
37.13%
81
202
505
650
71.26%
328
820
2,050
461
65.61%
188
469
1,173
558
51.10%

City Net Levy +
Taxable Tax Average City Tax
Actual City LGA Resulting Average
Capacity
Rate 2008 Population + Federal Grants
City Tax Rate
3,855,602
109,950
2,661,374

Strong Towns
Analysis