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Task force on property tax reform digs into local levies

December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Meeting for the first time Friday, members of Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s newly formed Task Force on Property Tax Reform wasted little time before digging into the state’s plethora of local property taxes, trying to separate them into grou…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Task force on property tax reform digs into local levies

December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Meeting for the first time Friday, members of Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s newly formed Task Force on Property Tax Reform wasted little time before digging into the state’s plethora of local property taxes, trying to separate them into grou…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

School districts mull levies

October 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Erin Trester, Daily Globe

WINDOM — Worthington’s District 518 schools are not alone in southwest Minnesota in seeking a new operating levy referendum this fall.

Voters in both the Windom and Ellsworth school districts will go to the poll…continue reading on dglobe.com

Dickinson Park Board lowers tax levy

September 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

As part of the 2014 Dickinson Parks and Recreation budget, the city’s Park Board on Friday voted to do something unusual. Continue Reading

Nobles County sets 5.69 percent not-to-exceed levy

September 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Nobles County commissioners set the 2014 not-to-exceed levy at 5.69 percent during a special afternoon board meeting Tuesday. They have until December to lower the levy if they choose, but can’t levy more than the amount now set.A 5.69…continue reading on dglobe.com

City proposes 1.3% levy increase

August 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Wrapping up its second day of budget meetings Wednesday morning, the Worthington City council recommended a 1.3 percent increase in the levy for 2014.The official pre-certification will happen at the Sept. 9 council meeting.That propos…continue reading on dglobe.com

Dickinson school tax levy increase not an increase in taxes

August 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Taxes are complicated, infuriating and inevitable. Whether buying a sweater or buying a house, a percentage of the purchase goes toward building roads, paying teachers and purchasing patrol cars. Continue Reading

District 206 levy increases

December 20, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

The District 206 School Board certified the 2013 tax levy at $11.215 million at its December 17 meeting. Continue Reading

In 30 minutes or less

December 18, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

In what might have been the shortest tax hearing in Douglas County history, commissioners passed both the levy and budget for 2013. About a dozen people, mostly department heads, attended the half-hour meeting at Public Works on the evening of December 12. Continue Reading

County levy numbers hinge on deputy

December 14, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

They fought the law and the law won. A small victory was scored for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at Tuesday’s county commissioners meeting.
Sheriff Troy Wolbersen was granted permission to retain one of his deputies until construction of the law enforcement center in Alexandria is completed. Continue Reading