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Outrage grows over tax increase

 

December 17, 2021

Around two dozen people attended the fire district budget and tax hearing last week.

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...



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