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By Jana Peterson
Pine Knot News 

Cloquet School Board passes 5.56 levy increase


December 14, 2018

Jana Peterson/ Pine Knot News

Members of the Cloquet High School madrigals choir sing Christmas carols during Monday's Cloquet School Board meeting.

Residents in the Cloquet school district can expect an increase in their tax levy from the school district of 5.56 percent for taxes payable in 2019.

During Monday's Truth and Taxation hearing, Cloquet school board members unanimously approved a total tax levy of $6,958,706 for the 2019 levy, up from $6,591,903 in 2018.

Business manager Candace Nelis said the state of Minnesota establishes the basic school district tax rates so it really isn't up to the individual school district. She also noted that tax increases don't always equate to more money for schools, because the amount the distric...

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