Outrage grows over tax increase
December 17, 2021
The fact that Cloquet Area Fire District taxpayers have been paying more than their share of ambulance expenses for over a decade didn't pacify Thomson Township residents Thursday during the CAFD truth-in-taxation hearing.
Close to two dozen people attended the CAFD hearing, nearly all of them township residents, most of them shocked and angry that their proposed ambulance district taxes showed a more than threefold increase from the previous year.
"I look at my proposed tax statement and I see an increase of 322 percent," said Esko's Jim Nynas. "That's a huge increase. I do not know of any...