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Village of North Hudson to get full benefit of tax penalty

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For 20 years a parcel in the town of Somerset was in the Managed Forest Land Program and the owner paid reduced property taxes. But the town won't get the $43,597 penalty assessed for pulling the land from the program early.


In a decision filed March 29, the District III Court of Appeals ruled that the village of Somerset, which annexed and bought the land three years ago, should get the withdrawal tax -- which it paid.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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