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by Dawn Feddersen Poindexter Contributing Writer The Otsego City Council approved a reduced 2014 tax levy and 2014-2018 capital improvement plan. The council members postponed adoption of their budget so changes can be made to reflect the levy reduction. The council approved a 2014 property tax levy of $4.5 million, a $40,000 decrease from the [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School District will collect fewer local property tax dollars in 2014 than it did in 2013. The Elk River Area School Board approved $38.4 million local property tax levy on Dec. 9, which is 1.6 percent less than last year’s levy. The majority of the reduction comes [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer Sherburne County commissioners have directed staff that when the board convenes Tuesday in Elk River, they want to read a levy proposal that includes no increase for 2014. The Sept. 10 meeting is the board’s last scheduled session before the state’s deadline for reporting preliminary levies. With further review of [...]

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This past year our school district, with the support of parents, business leaders, students, pastors and others, created a new Strategic Plan.  This plan, our district’s road map for the future, includes goals, strategies, objectives and our first-ever core values. I need to emphasize that while this is a strategic plan created for our school [...]

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As longtime parents in the district, we would like to share some of the changes that we have seen over the past 16 years (we have two older children who graduated in 2007 and 2009, respectively, and now have a daughter who is in fourth grade). Over the course of our time in the district, [...]

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There’s the infamous cup of Caribou coffee, or perhaps the membership to Netflix, satellite radio in our cars, or the donation to MPR. These are some of the smaller things we spend a monthly amount on, and by choice. We do need to add another “small” item to the list — education. If I were [...]

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As a member of the ISD 728 School Board I voted yes to present two levy questions to voters this Nov. 6. The first question requests a renewal of an expiring 10-year levy. The second question addresses a new 10-year levy. Voters deserve to know how their taxes will be invested in ISD 728, so [...]

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I am a parent, business owner, neighbor and a member of the ISD 728 School Board. I am also a taxpayer. I am writing this is because I have one child currently in an ISD 728 school and another who will start next year. Both of my children and thousands of others will be affected [...]

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