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State Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans projects a 1.5 percent decrease in property taxes next year. Frans was in Willmar on Monday to meet with county, city and township officials. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Increased local government aid vital to government partnerships

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WILLMAR --EMDASH-- When a house or barn catches fire in a rural community, property owners expect fire trucks to come screaming down the road.

And they do.

But the cost to provide that service takes a big chunk of the budgets for small cities and the neighboring townships that collaborate to keep residents safe.

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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.
(320) 894-9750
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