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Lawmaker tells of mobile home roots

Rep. Morrie Lanning says he sympathizes with mobile home park residents.

Lanning, R-Moorhead, said he understands what it's like to live in a home on land owned by someone else. When he first moved to Moorhead, he lived in what is now Greenwood Communities Mobile Home Park.

"My interest in this comes out of my experience," he said.

Lanning supports a bill making it easier for mobile home residents to pool resources and buy their park if it's for sale.

The third-term legislator also said he is preparing a legislative proposal that will provide tax benefits to mobile home park residents and owners.

Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.