Saturday, January 5, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 5

January 5, 1914 – Because the assessor of Hibbing overlooked the fact that the Albany Mine, an 80-acre tract, had been detached from the township of Stuntze and added to the village of Hibbing in 1910, owners of the mine have escaped paying taxes under the village rate. The assessor levied only the township rate on the mining property. The difference between the two rates is approximately $2,000 a year.

An accountant who examined the books of the village of Hibbing recently found the omission and called it to the attention of the county taxing officials. Application was made today to County Auditor Halden to extend the tax for the omitted years for the difference between the village and township rates. The auditor, acting upon an opinion furnished by C. E. Adams, attorney for the county board, today placed the property on the 1913 tax books.

The back taxes will be collected with the regular 1913 taxes and the village of Hibbing will receive its overlooked revenue at the apportionment following the tax collections.

The Duluth Herald; “Overlooked Big Mine Assessment. Hibbing May Get Back Taxes From the Albany Mine.”; Jan. 6, 1914; p. 11.

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Feb. 7, 2015,
as long as acknowledgement included.

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