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Board Member Suggests Sanctuary Status for County

Excerpts from original article published by the Hudson Star-Observer At the January 2017 meeting of the County Board of Supervisors, supervisor Roy Sjoberg made the following statement: “I also wanted to have a discussion about being open and fair to refugees and immigrants,” Sjoberg said. “While I’m not going to propose that on the agenda, there are certain things called safe sanctuary cities.” View the Video (49 Seconds) There are also a few sanctuary counties sprinkled across the country. Sjoberg said St. Croix County should at least have a discussion on the topic. “What we as a county might decide to...

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St. Croix County departments propose $1 million levy jump

Excerpts from original article from the Hudson Star-Observer During a four-hour work session Oct. 14, St. Croix County supervisors got their first look at a proposed 2016 budget that would raise the tax levy over $1 million and result in a modest tax increase for the average property owner. The new mill rate means a county tax in 2016 of about $933 for a $241,657 house (the median value in St. Croix). The owner of that median-value house will pay about 50 cents a month more in 2016 than in 2015. Of the $1 million increase, $653,000 goes to...

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