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By Dan Reed 

County drills down in new jail discussion


June 28, 2019

The question is not if there will be a new county jail, but what that new building would include, and how Carlton County would make the annual loan payments on such a massive mortgage.

Voters are being asked to weigh in on the "how to pay" question in November, when the county will ask for approval of a new half-percent sales tax versus simply raising property taxes to make the annual bond payments.

In the meantime, the Carlton County board of commissioners and the county jail executive committee are working to figure out the answer to the question of what exactly a new building would incl...

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