By Dan Reed 

Jail project charges along in bonding limbo


July 15, 2022

With bonding money from the state in limbo after the legislature failed to reach an agreement on an omnibus bonding bill, the Carlton County board of commissioners is counting on voter approval of the half-percent sales tax in the November election. Funding for the $70-plus million complex is dependent on the approval of the sales tax to avoid adding to the local property tax hit.

When asked about the impact on property taxes, county coordinator Dennis Genereau essentially said the county is looking at multiple funding streams.

“The county is focusing on educating the people of Carlton County...

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