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Growing school enrollment, property values undermine tax relief

September 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS While the Grand Forks School Board is preparing to vote on a 28 percent property tax increase Monday, other North Dakota school districts are preparing their budgets for similar scrutiny. Continue Reading

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

Killdeer Ambulance Service to receive financial help

June 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MANNING More financial help is on the way for the Killdeer Ambulance Service. Of the $5.8 million in Dunn County’s special projects fund, the county’s commission agreed to commit $300,000 of it to the ambulance service, using money collected from permit fees for crew camps. Continue Reading

Dickinson Public Schools to levy fewer mills: Assistant Superintendent: ‘Valuation will probably eat up a lot of that savings’

May 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Dickinson Public Schools will be obligated to levy fewer mills in the upcoming tax year, meaning a smaller share of citizen tax bills will be going to DPS, but it also means the district will have a tighter budget than it originally planned for the 2013-14 school year. Continue Reading

Feasibility study underway for Dunn County airport

April 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The Dunn County Airport Authority hopes a master plan, feasibility study and conceptual plan for the Killdeer airport is finished by 2015. Continue Reading

Shed, skidsteer lost in New York Mills fire

March 4, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

A shed, skidsteer, about 30 bales of hay and several other farm items were lost in a fire in New York Mills on Friday. Continue Reading

Better to shake hands or stand your ground?; This year’s ‘Think-Off’ question announced

January 11, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

The 21st annual “Great American Think-Off” essay contest is underway, and organizers say it’s off to a roaring start. Continue Reading

Governor’s budget worries Dickinson school officials

December 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Dickinson Public Schools officials fear that Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s proposed budget could have profound and unknown effects on funding sources, and that it could bring shocking tax bills to residents should the state’s coffers dry up. Continue Reading

Earthwork begins on $5M Mills project in Willmar, Minn.

October 28, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Earthwork is underway and installation of utilities will take place at the site of the new Mills auto dealership and car wash on U.S. Highway 71 South in Willmar. The site will be the new location for the Mills Auto Center Buick, Toyota, Nissan and Scion building currently located at the intersection of First Street and 19th Avenue Southwest.
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Leaky roof dampens plans for NY Mills Business Incubator

October 17, 2012 in EOT Focus

Due to a leaky roof and other building problems, the official opening of the New York Mills Business Incubator has been postponed until April 2013. Continue Reading