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Counties gain financial aid and get tax break with new legislation


WILLMAR - As they start sifting through last-minute legislation that was approved at the end of the session Monday, county officials are finding some good news, including increased aid and decreased sales taxes.

According to the Association of Minnesota Counties, legislators approved a $40 million increase in County Program Aid that will bring a 24 percent increase in funding to counties.

For Kandiyohi County that means an increase of about $356,000.

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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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