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Commissioners approve preliminary levy increase of 4.56 percent

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MORRIS, Minn. -- The Stevens County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a preliminary tax levy increase of 4.56 percent, about $290,000, for 2014.


The preliminary 2014 budget includes about $13.5 million in expenditures, a two percent increase over 2013 and $6.56 million in revenues, a .36 percent decrease from 2013.

This left about a $7.36 million gap to be made up with a combination of state aid, tax levy and a spend down of reserves.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.