County boards in more than half of Minnesota’s 87 counties have voted to implement a $10 per vehicle wheelage tax in 2014 to use toward local road and bridge improvements, taking advantage of a change in state law that expanded the authority to impose this tax from the seven-county metro area to the entire state. [...]
Local counties stack up well when it comes to socioeconomics and health, according to two recent studies.
If a person lives in the seven-county metro area, it seems as though volunteer opportunities are nearly endless.
A contingent of seniors showed up at the Chisago County Board meeting Oct. 3 to express support for county funding being allocated to the Chisago County Senior Center in 2013.
The Chisago County Board of Commissioners has voted to set the 2013 preliminary levy for Chisago County $270,646 lower than the 2012 levy, representing a tax cut of almost 1 percent. Under state law, the final county levy, which will be adopted by the board in December, can be set lower than the preliminary levy [...]