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County adopts 2011 budget


The recession's effect was in play as Crow Wing County commissioners adopted the budget and set tax levy for 2011.

The board and staff have been working for a budget reflecting no growth in spending. In the final moments of Tuesday's budget talks with proposed budget prepared, the board cut another $500,000.

The county's proposed levy reflected a zero percent increase from 2010 with staff presenting a 2011 budget of $67,491,709 and a tax levy of $36,221,696.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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