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Bohm: StateLine protests property assessment

July 14, 2014
Michael Tidemann - Staff Writer , Estherville News

Emmet County Assessor Barb Bohm told the Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday that StateLine Cooperative was appealing the county's property assessment of its Halfa feed mill processing plant.

Bohm said StateLine had protested the county's $4.2 million valuation of the Halfa site to the board of review in May, saying most of the value was for processing equipment, or personal property, and was not taxable. Bohm said StateLine believed the value should be $870,000.

Bohm said StateLine has appealed to the Property Assessment Appeal Board, a three-person panel which functions like the county board of review only at the state level.

Supervisor Jon Martyr said grain bins and feed mills have always been taxed as structures.



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