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May 18, 2013

Final countdown THUMBS DOWN: The Minnesota Legislature seems poised to finish up its business on time Monday, now that the governor and the DFL-controlled House and Senate have decided just how far......

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May-18-13 9:24 PM

Lower taxes, sure. But not without problems and trade-offs in quality of life due to the oil boom.

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May-18-13 9:18 PM

Tax free living? ND does have state income tax, property taxes, other taxes like a 5% sales tax (including clothing). Extraction taxes and production taxes paid by the oil industry provide billions in revenue for the state. They are fortunate to have the oil boom to provide that additional tax revenue. But it's not tax-free living.

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May-18-13 1:09 PM

Oh, and if you thought winter in Southern Minnesota was long, move north a few hundred miles!

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May-18-13 1:08 PM

Of course they have low taxes, there is nothing there to support! Oil is funding what little the state does have. Sure, you could move to North Dakota...and be bored out of your mind!

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