Chisago County levy to drop

The Chisago County Board voted to set the 2014 preliminary property tax levy for Chisago County $50,000 lower than the 2013 levy, Chair Ben Montzka announced. Under state law, the final county levy to be adopted in December cannot be set higher than the preliminary levy of $31,347,021. It marks the sixth straight year that the county tax levy has remained the same or been cut. Montzka can be reached at 651-462-4200.