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Fire District: Fire and ambulance levies to increase

Property tax levies will increase in 2024 after the Cloquet Area Fire District board unanimously approved the tax and budget changes at Wednesday night’s meeting.

The fire levy and ambulance levy will increase 2.99 percent and 2.83 percent, respectively. The $3.6 million the combined levies will generate, not including the $118,000 to be collected for servicing ambulance debt, is meant to absorb some of the impact of inflation.

“As far as expenditures go, inflation has hit everything and everybody and every organization,” district fire chief Jesse Buhs said at the Truth in Taxation meeting on...

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