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U.S. Supreme Court hears Minneapolis woman's fight for proceeds from the sale of her condo after it was seized for back taxes

Justices consider Hennepin County's seizure and sale of the residence

The nation's highest court Wednesday grappled with the case of an elderly Minneapolis woman whose condo was seized and sold by Hennepin County for unpaid taxes - and whether she's entitled to any money from that sale.

Minnesota is among a minority of states that allow the government to sell a property forfeited because of unpaid taxes and keep all the proceeds, even if they exceed what was owed.

That's what happened to Geraldine Tyler in 2015 when she owed $15,000 in taxes, interest and fees on her Minneapolis condo dating back at least five years.


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