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Rising police costs part of 6.23% levy increase in Cloquet

Two property owners addressed the Cloquet City Council on Tuesday about substantial property tax increases. Marty Hill said he was still suffering from sticker shock after seeing his taxes climb by 25 percent from this year to next, without any renovations to his property.

“You hear about how we have to tighten our belts. I hope the city is doing that too,” said Hill. “It would be nice to give us a little bit of relief.”

Scott Brander shared his estimated 2023 tax statement — and the 36.2 percent tax increase it contained — with city administrator Tim Peterson during the meeting.

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