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Most Alexandria residents to see tax decrease

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Alexandria’s tax bite won’t be quite as big as expected next year.

In fact, most Alexandria residents should see the city's portion of their tax bill decrease by about 2 percent.

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The council approved a 2014 tax levy increase of 1.26 percent after holding its truth in taxation hearing Monday night.

That’s down slightly from the 1.5 percent levy it approved in September. It’s also the city’s lowest levy increase since 2006, according to City Administrator Marty Schultz.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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