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A pair of BNSF locomotives are shown Tuesday in the Willmar yard. The 2015 budget of the Kandiyohi Couty and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission includes matching funds toward a possible federal grant to develop a railroad bypass west of Willmar. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

EDC increasing tax levy for 2015 only if railroad bypass grant OK’d

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By Anne Polta

WILLMAR — For the first time in four years, the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission is increasing its property tax levy — but on condition that the EDC will be required to contribute matching funds toward a federal  grant to develop a railroad bypass west of Willmar.
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Susan Lunneborg
Susan Lunneborg is news editor of the West Central Tribune. She joined the staff in Willmar in 1999 and has been a newspaper journalist for nearly 20 yearsShe can be reached directly at the email linked here, but for the most timely response, please send news releases to the Tribune's general news email: news@wctrib.com.
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