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The city of Hills continues infrastructure improvements under a proposed 1 percent tax levy increase for 2020. The council approved the levy increase at their Sept. 10 meeting. They also set the required Truth in Taxation hearing for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. The percentage increase over the 2019...
The planned $8 million in health and safety improvements at Luverne Public Schools means the levy may increase by 5.92 percent for next year. Earlier this year, school board members used their levy authority to pay for necessary upgrades and improvements to the middle/high school facility, which...
Luverne City Council members approved pay raises for employees and administrative staff at their Dec. 13 meeting. There are 162 people on the city’s payroll, 30 of them full-time. The list includes pool and liquor store employees as well as firemen and election judges, all of them part-time. From...
No one attended the Dec. 13 Truth in Taxation hearing in Luverne City Hall, mostly because property taxes aren’t changing much. “Thanks to growth and a solid tax base, our property taxes will stay about the same as inflation,” City Administrator John Call said during his budget presentation. “We...
Boys from Southwestern Youth Services in Magnolia volunteered Friday to help organize donations for the One Warm Coat Project upcoming distribution. Those in need of warm coats can pick them up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, and from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the ATLAS for Life...
An extra $10 will be charged to Rock County vehicle owners during their annual license renewals beginning in 2017. Rock County Commissioners voted unanimously July 5 to implement the wheelage tax as an annual funding source to maintain the county’s roads and bridges. The tax is a local revenue...
Action taken by a neighboring county will double the fees collected on future aggregate material removed from Rock County gravel pits. On Tuesday, April 12, the Pipestone County Commissioners voted to adopt an aggregate tax at the state-mandated rate of 15 cents per ton. Annually since 2003, Rock...
Home values in Hardwick increased for the first time in half a decade. That information was presented to the city council Tuesday, April 12, at the city’s annual board of appeals and equalization meeting at the city hall. “Residential values were unique for the first time in five years,” said Tom...
Southwestern Minnesota farmland values decline 8 percent in 2015 Rock County bucks trend with average increase of more than 19 percent Farmland values in 14 southwestern Minnesota counties had been steadily increasing until 2014, according to an annual survey of farmland sales. The survey reports...
Luverne School District will receive an additional $48,638 as a result of setting a 1.9-percent levy increase for 2016. School Board members unanimously approved the final levy at their regular Dec. 17 meeting that included the annual Truth in Taxation hearing. The hearing is required by school...

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