County approves levy

Mille Lacs County commissioners approved the 2013 budget and levy at their Dec. 18 meeting. The budget for next year will be $30.04 million, up about $2 million from last year.

But the tax levy will remain at $14.73 million, the same as last year. There was a one-half percent decrease in the levy from 2011 to 2012, no increase from 2010 to 2011, and a decrease of .68 percent fromĀ  2009 to 2010.