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County levy increases due to higher costs and property valuations

By Anna Jauhola Three people from the public attended the Kittson County truth in taxation meeting Thursday, Dec. 8, held during the regular commissioner’s meeting. The commission presented the proposed 2023 budget and reasons for the levy increase. The proposed budget is set at $15,420,417. The county is set to bring in $5,644,309 in revenue,…

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County erring on the side of safety

Commission sets instructions for employees during COVID-19 By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Board of Commissioners is erring on the side of safety and made a strong decision Tuesday, March 17 to keep two county employees at home, with pay. This was the main decision of the board’s initial discussions regarding pandemic planning.  The two employees…

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Commission votes to switch auditing firms

By Anna Jauhola The commission voted to switch auditing firms and hire BradyMartz for the next three years, pending confirmation the county can break its contract with Hoffman, Philipp & Knutson, PLLC. The county had troubles with its 2015 audit after the state auditor’s office found discrepancies. In her last visit to the board, Colleen…

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