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Myron Frans, commissioner of the state Department of Revenue, uses a three-legged stool to illustrate how the percentages of Minnesota's tax revenue have changed. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Revenue commissioner: State tax system in need of repair

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BEMIDJI - Two three-legged stools illustrate how the state's tax revenue has changed in the last decade.

With legs representing the percentages of income, sales and property taxes take in by the state, Myron Frans, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Revenue, showed how, in 1999, all three were close enough to equal that the stool was able to remain standing.

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