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To the Editor,
Monday, November 26, 2001

To the Editor,

The 2001 tax bill passed last spring dramatically changed how many government services are funded. Under the new law, much of the cost of K-12 education will now be paid directly by the state rather than from local property taxes. That means that your school property taxes likely will go down.

To help pay for this new education responsibility, the state reduced or eliminated the amount of money it historically gave the cities to share in the cost of providing public services like police, fire, street maintenance, parks and recreation programs. In fact, Lanesboro will lose $5,693.00. Because this state aid has been an important part of our city's budget, its loss forces the city to increase the city portion of your property tax bill.

The levy increase to replace lost state aids is not surprising. The governor and Legislative fully expected cities to increase their property taxes to replace them. In fact, the state's own estimates of how much property taxes would be reduced next year assumed that cities would increase their property tax levies, dollar for dollar, to compensate for the lost aid.

No city official relishes the thought of increasing property taxes - especially when the levy increase is needed simply to meet last year's budget. However, many cities, like the City of Lanesboro, has to do just that to maintain the services our community needs and expects.

Citizens should always hold local elected officials accountable for spending and taxing decisions, and this year is no different. However, I also believe it's important that our community understands how property tax changes made at the state level significantly impacted our city finances and local needs and priorities. The City will be holding a Truth & Taxation meeting December 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center. We are not required to have such a meeting this year but we feel it is important for the public to know what the council is doing with the budget.

John Brose, Mayor
City of Lanesboro

To the Editor,
Monday, November 26, 2001

To the Editor,

The 2001 tax bill passed last spring dramatically changed how many government services are funded. Under the new law, much of the cost of K-12 education will now be paid directly by the state rather than from local property taxes. That means that your school property taxes likely will go down.
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Vernon H. Vigeland

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2001
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Vernon H. Vigeland, 77, of LaCrosse, Wis., formerly of Mabel, Minn. died March 12, 2001 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel where he had resided for only a week.

Vernon was born September 5, 1923 in Preble Township, Fillmore County, M ..... 
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Gladys Judith Swain

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2001
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Gladys Judith Swain, 93, of Rushford, a homemaker, died March 7, 2001 at her home.

Gladys Judith Williams was born May 15, 1907, on the Humble farm at Highland Prairie, moved to North Dakota with her family when she was 3 months old and retu ..... 
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Ronald Thorson

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2001
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Ronald Thorson, 65, of rural Mabel, a retired Lockheed Corp. employee, died April 28, 2001 at Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah, Iowa.

Ronald was born Aug. 28, 1935, in Decorah to Levi and Esther (Rotvold) Thorson. He graduated ..... 
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Orvis Carrol Paulson

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2001
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Orvis Carrol Paulson died suddenly of a heart attack on September 30, 2001 at his home in St Louis Park, MN.

Orvis Carrol Paulson was born on November 24, 1940 to Elvin Ingval Paulson and Emily Gilbertson Paulson in Rushford, MN. His childhoo ..... 
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Gordon Hansen, Sr.

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2001
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Gordon Hansen, Sr. of Harmony passed away at the Harmony Community Nursing Home on October 17, 2001.

He was born on February 19, 1923 in Minneapolis, MN, the son of Anders and Oda Hansen. gordon graduated from vocational high school in 1941. ..... 
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Dorothy Ann Billman

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2001
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Dorothy Ann Billman, 66, of rural Chatfield, a homemaker, died of breast cancer October 14, 2001 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, where she had resided since Sept. 27.

Dorothy Ann Pooler was born July 2, 1935, in Preston, graduated from Pres ..... 
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Harry V. Stennes

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2001
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Harry V. Stennes, 85, of Mabel, died November 1, 2001 in Tomah, WI.

He was born in Newburg Township, Fillmore County, to John and Minnie (Hagen) Stennes. He attended Tawney School in rural Mabel. On Dec. 14, 1938, he married Vivian Stenn ..... 
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Sigurd R. Topness

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2001
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Sigurd R. Topness, age 73, of Bloomington, MN died November 12, 2001.

Mr. Topness was formerly of Lanesboro and attended school in Lanesboro. He was a member of the VFW #5632.

Survivors include his wife, Pat; daughters, Kathy Revak, ..... 
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