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Townships, county on average 40 percent tax-exempt

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As more lands are purchased for conservation or tax forfeited in a challenging economy, some of Hubbard County's tiniest units of government are feeling the pinch of scarcer tax dollars.

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But some township supervisors say they can weather the trend by passing skimpier budgets and cutting back services if necessary. As long as the townships have a minimum number of roads to maintain, supervisors say that's where the bulk of their budgets go.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
(218) 732-3364
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