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CROW WING COUNTY BOARD: Do county property owners want to pay for recycling?


After years of effort, Crow Wing County Board Chairman Paul Thiede said he was finally making headway. 

Thiede said there has been a steady erosion of the $15 solid waste assessment with that money going to recycling efforts. The $15 assessment is on all properties with a buiding value of more than $1,000. The board established the charge in 1991 at $20 and lowered it to $15 in 1993. 

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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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