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Rep. Paul Marquart, DFL-Dilworth, explains his proposal to provide tax breaks to some cabin owners. Looking on is Jeff Forester, who represents cabin owners. (Don Davis/St. Paul Bureau_

Cabin owners seeking property tax break

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota cabin owners, feeling victimized by the state property tax system, hope to get a break.

Some could pay lower taxes under a bill that on Wednesday began its journey through the Legislature.

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"It would be a stop-gap for a few people who really need help," said Jeff Forester, a representative of cabin owners statewide.

Cabin owners are the only group of property owners who have not received a property tax break since 2001, he added.

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