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Pines approves 18% levy hike
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

At a sparsely attended annual meeting and budget hearing of the Northland Pines School District Monday night, 18 electors approved an 18% tax levy increase  that will help fund the 2013-’14 budget of $23,753,155.

While total spending only increased about 0.05%, the proposed levy in­creased by 18.67%, going from $16,702,872 to $19,821,260.

Northland Pines District Administrator Mike Richie explained the reason for the double-digit tax levy in­crease.

“Increases (in the levy) in­clude the first year of

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 6:32 PM

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