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Stevens County looks at 4.56 tax increase for 2014

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MORRIS, Minn. -- After learning that Stevens County will see another decrease in state aid for 2014, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners is considering a 4.56 percent tax levy increase for the next fiscal year.


The total proposed levy for 2014 is about $6.64 million, about $290,000 more than the levy for 2013. About two percent of that increase is to make up for a $128,000 reduction in county program aid, County Coordinator Brian Giese told the board on Tuesday.

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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.