Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates Blog

  • MSRPO Members Speak Up!

    This week we will receive our Truth in Taxation forms from local districts.  As part of last summer's budget resolution, the Governor and Legislature eliminated the Market Value Homestead Credit, and pundits have been trying to get a fix on the impact of this change.

    All agree that it is likely to push up property taxes, again.

  • Fall 2010 Legacy Seminars

    Want to Pass Your Cabin On To the Kids?

    Learn simple strategies to protect your estate. MSRPO Legacy Webinars, Fall 2010.

    Thursday, October 28th
    10:00 to 12:00 or 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    Sheraton Bloomington Hotel

    Wednesday, November 3
    10:00 to 12:00 noon or 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    Hilton Airport Hotel


    for those who are no longer in Minnesota or who want to participate from the comfort of  home

    Thursday November 44
    1:30 to 3:00pm CST

  • October 15th is Property Tax Day


    October 15th the first half of your property taxes are due.  But this year, don't just pay your taxes, do something about them.

    * Learn how to Solve Minnesota's Budget Woes in Nonpartisan Fashion.

    7:00-8:30 p.m. Tuesday October 26
    Arlington Hills United Methodist Church
    759 East County Road B, Maplewood, MN 55117
    John P. James
    Attorney and Public Policy Consultant
    President, Sensible Tax and Fiscal Systems
    Former Minnesota Commissioner of Revenue

  • Vacation Home Rental

    In the last few weeks MSRPO has gotten a flood of calls from people who received letters from the Deparment of Health. If you received a letter from the Minnesota Department of Health that states, in part,

    "MN Law (MN Statutes 157) requires that rental properties providing sleeping accommodations

    to the public for periods of less than one week be licensed and inspected to ensure the safety and health of renters.

  • 2010 MSRPO Annual Meeting

    Stop Zebra Mussels from Coming to Your Lake!

    MSRPO has a long tradition of hosting presentations by Minnesota's Governors at our annual meeting.  This year we did invite all of the three major candidates to speak, but so far they have all had conflicts.  Independent candidate for Lt, Governor, Jim Mulder will address MSRPO members.  As a former administrator for the House Tax Committee, Jim Mulder.