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Co. certifies preliminary 2012 budget that includes tax increase


WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Commissioners gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a 2.6 percent increase in taxes and a general fund budget of $59 million for 2012.

Final action won't be taken until mid-December, but under state law, the proposed tax levy can only decrease -- it cannot be increased.

County Administrator Larry Kleindl said 2.1 percent of the proposed tax increase was because of "cuts and shifts" in state funding that affects the county budget.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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