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County talks budget, levy increases


WORTHINGTON -- After a two-hour discussion Tuesday afternoon on the 2012 budget and levy, Nobles County commissioners are slightly closer to setting a not-to-exceed levy by their Sept. 15 deadline.

Based on budget information received from each department, the county is looking at a requested levy of more than $10.5 million in 2012, and a levy increase of 7.3 percent. That compares to a $9.8 million levy in 2011, which amounted to a 2.51 percent levy increase.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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