DILWORTH, Minn.—A strong farm economy and vibrant communities are the key to the success of rural Minnesota. And the lifeblood for our rural communities is local government aid, state monies that let cities provide high-quality essential services while keeping property taxes affordable. LGA lets rural cities have the same level of services as much wealthier metro cities at roughly the same cost. Senior citizens, families and businesses benefit greatly in rural Minnesota from LGA and direct property tax relief for homeowners. In 2013-14, under Gov.