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Some Metro Homeowners Facing Property Value Assessment Hikes of $100K or More

Many Minnesota homeowners are getting nasty surprises in the mail. Property valuations are rising, in some cases, by $100,000 or more.

That means some tax bills will likely balloon as well.

City and county budgets determine how many total property tax dollars are needed. Home valuations are simply used to determine the portion of the total that you have to pay.

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Charges: Maplewood Man Killed Son over Cable TV Dispute

An 84-year-old Maplewood man accused of fatally shooting his 36-year-old son, which led to a standoff with police Monday, was charged with one count of second-degree murder.

Maplewood police say Pang Vang barricaded himself inside the home, located at 1860 County Road B, following the shooting of his son Chue Vang.

Public Open House on St. Croix Trail South Reconstruction Project

St. Croix Valley residents are invited to attend a public open house for the St. Croix Trail South roadway improvements in downtown Afton.

The project focuses on the reconstruction of a two mile stretch of County Road 21. It also aims to improve safety at the intersection of County Road 21 and Country Road 18.

Study: Carver County Healthiest in Minn., Mahnomen Ranks Last

A new report released Wednesday shows how healthy each county is across the country.

Looking at Minnesota, for folks living in Chaska and Chanhassen, Carver County came out with high marks. The county did well last year too, so it appears they're on the right track.

The rankings are basically a snapshot of the overall health of every county in the U.S.

Mother says Dayton Told Her to Buy Pot Illegally

A mother who met with Gov. Mark Dayton earlier this month says he told her to buy marijuana illegally to treat her 2-year-old son's intractable epilepsy.
    
Jessica Hauser of Woodbury said Wednesday that Dayton suggested she buy marijuana on Minnesota streets or in another state where medical marijuana is legal.
    

Maplewood Man in Custody Following Son's Murder, Standoff

An 84-year-old Maplewood man accused of fatally shooting his 36-year-old son, which led to a standoff with police, was booked on the probable cause charge of second-degree murder Wednesday.

According to Maplewood Police, the suspect, Pang Vang has been at Regions Hospital receiving treatment for self-inflicted wounds to his neck and chest following the shooting Monday.

Jury Finds Oakdale Man Guilty for Role in Bar Owner's Death

Yia Her - Photo: Ramsey County Attorney's Office

A Ramsey County jury found a 27-year-old Oakdale man guilty on all counts in connection to the shooting death of a St. Paul bar owner last June.