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Board sets maximum levy

The Red Wing School District levy will shake out to be at least about $9.8 million, officials said.

School Board members on Monday approved a maximum levy of $9.23 million, a figure that does not account for approximately $575,000 that will be added to the total. The additional dollars will be used to pay interest on funds borrowed to pay for retiree health-care benefits.

District Finance Director Brad Johnson said the tax hike will mean a $40 property tax bump on a $200,000 home during 2010 and 2011.

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