The death of former Minnesota Governor, Wendell Anderson and the Minnesota Miracle
Commonly called the "Minnesota Miracle,_ it was under Wendell Anderson that in 1971 the Minnesota State Legislature passed a pathbreaking financing system for local government, sharing tax revenues between the state and local governments, restricting local governments from passing local add-on taxes in return, and equalizing revenues between wealthy and poorer jurisdictions for municipal and school system functions.
-- Wendell Anderson, former Minnesota governor, dead at 83," Minneapolis Star-Tribune
-- "Wendell Anderson and the Minnesota Miracle," Minneapolis Star-Tribune
-- Minnesota scrutinizes 40-year-old 'Miracle'," Minnesota Public Radio, 2011
-- Overview - Public Education Funding Reform: The "Minnesota Miracle," Minnesota Historical Society
-- Minnesota's Miracle: Learning from the Government That Worked, University of Minnesota Press, 2012