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Crow Wing County Administrator Tim Houle (left) welcomes people to the public hearing about the 2019 budget and levy during the Tuesday, Dec. 11, county board meeting before a presentation by Finance Director Jason Rausch. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Up they go: Crow Wing County ends 8-year streak of reduced taxes
4 hours 10 min ago
October 11, 2018
The Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted at its Tuesday, Oct. 9, meeting to make County Road 115 -- also known as Ojibwa and Nashway roads -- a “priority.” Google Maps
Crow Wing County Board: Agrees to make County Road 115 a 'priority'
October 11, 2018 - 5:00am
May 4, 2018
Cass County Board: Over $1 million expected from sales tax for road projects
May 4, 2018 - 2:30pm
Local option sales tax generates more revenue for county than projected
May 4, 2018 - 10:30am
April 16, 2017
The roads highlighted in red are those scheduled for improvements this year. Click image to view entire document. Source: Crow Wing County
Crow Wing County Board: Engineer highlights sales tax impacts
April 16, 2017 - 9:57am
January 31, 2017
A graph shows the county's revenue collected from its sales tax, compared to projections. The green bar represents the actual revenue collected. The other two bars are two projections used for comparison -- the blue bar represents an inflated top end of sales taxes collected in the cities of Brainerd and Baxter, and the orange bar represents about 75 percent of that top end. Source: Crow Wing County
Crow Wing County: Sales tax revenue exceeds expectations
January 31, 2017 - 9:50pm
December 15, 2015
The projected annual revenue of $4.18 million will serve to chip away at a $4.36 million funding gap the county experiences each year in the highway department, reported County Engineer Tim Bray. That gap, Bray said, leads to the annual maintenance deferment of nearly 160 miles of paved county roads, and 15 percent of those roads are in poor or very poor condition according to internal measures. Illustration
Crow Wing County Board: Board approves sales tax increase
December 15, 2015 - 10:19pm
December 14, 2015
Reader Opinion: Giving tax dollars away
December 14, 2015 - 10:46pm
December 11, 2015
Center lines painted on County Road 45 outside of Brainerd. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
Crow Wing County Board: Highway to higher taxes
December 11, 2015 - 8:26pm
December 4, 2015
Our Opinion: A sales tax is the best way to fund county road maintenance
December 4, 2015 - 8:22pm
December 2, 2015
Cass County Board: Sales tax for road improvements approved
December 2, 2015 - 6:21pm
December 1, 2015
Crow Wing County Board: Levy lowered for 6th straight year
December 1, 2015 - 8:35pm
November 24, 2015
Crow Wing County Board: Opinions mixed on proposed sales tax
November 24, 2015 - 9:03pm
November 12, 2015
County Engineer Tim Bray said with an estimated $10-$15,000 spent each year on taxable items, a household could expect to spend an additional $50-$75 annually. Ilustration
Crow Wing County Board: Should a sales tax fund highway projects?
November 12, 2015 - 2:00pm
September 24, 2015
County Engineer Tim Bray said more than 15 percent of all paved county roads are in poor or very poor condition, three times higher than internal performance targets call for. More roads will reach this threshold, Bray said, as maintenance continues to be deferred on an average of 159 miles of pavement each year. Illustration.
Crow Wing County Board: As the pavement crumbles... a new tax?
September 24, 2015 - 10:27am