Go take a leap

If we don't get involved, we deserve what we get.

Here are some links to help you keep track of your state representatives, and the bills before them.

Know your representatives

Unsure who represents your district in the Minnesota House or Senate, or at the federal level? Your state legislature maintains a website for inquiring minds that want to know.

Fill out a short form with your address and view a web page with a list of your state and federal representatives. Another way of getting that the same information is to call (651) 296-2146 or (800) 657-3550 toll free.

Minnesota State Legislature home page

Check on the status of bills, see schedules for hearings, find out who represents you, and more at the official Minnesota State Legislature website

Official State of Minnesota websites

The state maintains several other web pages dedicated to the official business of the House and Senate. Here are a few links of interest.

Official Minnesota State Senate site
Official Minnesota House of Representatives site
Joint House and Senate Commissions
Official Minnesota Secretary of State website
Minnesota Department of Revenue guide to appealing
your property's classification
Minnesota Department of Revenue Woods Report
(An analysis of existing practices and recommendations for achieving higher quality and uniform assessments and consistency of property classifications)
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
DNR Lakefinder: data for more than 4,500 lakes and rivers
DNR Environmental stewardship in your backyard
DNR Publications, books, videos and CD-ROMs
DNR Regulations:

Whad'ya know?

Actually, you'll know quite a bit if you spend any time perusing the content on these websites. Read and reap.

Lincoln Land Institute - National Property Tax Database property-tax/
Restore Your Shore
1,000 Friends of Minnesota
Minnesota Taxpayers Association
Calculating Your Property Taxes (U of M guide)

Minnesota Benefits From Lake Culture

WCCO does an excellent story on Minnesota's Cabins - there is a cabin culture in Minnesota unique in the nation. Watch the video here:

Blue Waters: Key Environmental Legislation
Guest Column: Too Little Done To Fight AIS, by Jeff Forester
Article: Tax Bite Growing Sharply for Lake Cabins
Article: Leech Lake Land Grab
Article: "Pulse of the Twin Cities" shows how sunsetting of Limited Market Value will affect home owners in Minneapolis
Friends of the BWCA, with a goal to protect, preserve and restore the wilderness character of the BWCA and the Quetico-Superior Eocsystem.

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