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Little shock for Swift County over Appleton prison taxes


BENSON -- The upcoming closure of the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton will have financial implications for Swift County.

This week the county received notice from prison owner Corrections Corporation of America that it had filed a tax appeal, claiming the property valuations and taxes due were too high.

The appeal has become a normal practice since a 2003 out-of-court settlement between the county and Corrections Corporation of America.

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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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