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Zero percent levy hike isn't a sign of good times in LqP


MADISON -- The flat-line levy approved last week by the Lac qui Parle County Board of Commissioners isn't a sign of a flush economy for the county.

Instead, the zero increase to the 2010 levy is a desperate attempt not to gouge farmers with a huge property tax increase cau-sed, in part, by what county representatives call an unfair cut to their state aid that benefitted metro counties.

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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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