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Grand Forks City Council approves mayor's preliminary budget, OKs 1-mill property tax hike

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Grand Forks City Council members voted Tuesday to approve Mayor Mike Brown's preliminary city budget, which includes a 1 mill-increase in property taxes.


The administration said the money would pay for a new fire station in the city's growing southeast.

Promoting public safety is one of the council's highest priorities, Council member Doug Christensen said.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter with a focus on northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. Other positions she has held at the Herald include city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. A native of Valley City, N.D., 24 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett
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