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By Dan Reed
Pine Knot News 

Great River Energy to pay less, taxpayers to pay more


January 11, 2019

Another Minnesota tax court settlement has been finalized, and county residents will pay higher future taxes as a result. According to Carlton County auditor Paul Gassert, Great Rivers Energy utility will now be assessed less for its line that crosses Western Carlton County north and south — affecting the townships of Split Rock, Automba, Lakeview, Eagle, Red Clover and Beseman.

Gassert explained that the recently passed 2019 budget for Carlton County will not change as a result of the settlement; rather, the 1.5 percent impact will be borne by taxpayers.

Gassert said the townships affect...

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