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The four parcels outlined in blue are located east and northeast of Walmart in Park Rapids. The valuations were lowered for the southern two parcels, which are zoned commercial, due to appraisals coming in much lower and no road access.

Value of two commercial parcels lowered after recommendation by assessor

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Two commercial properties in Park Rapids received a decreased valuation after it was deemed they were too high.

The Park Rapids local board of appeal and equalization met last week to approve recommended changes to appeals within the city.


Mark Hewitt, representing Dorset Bancshares Inc., parent company of Northwoods Bank, came to the board seeking a lower valuation for some property he acquired through foreclosure.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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