Crookston Times: LGA increase means Crookston’s in line to receive $136K more in 2020

EXCERPT: “The Minnesota Legislature during its special session last Friday agreed to increase Local Government Aid (LGA) by $26 million in 2020 and $4 million in 2021. For the City of Crookston, which is considered a low property tax wealth city and is perhaps more reliant on LGA funds each year than any other city in Minnesota, it means the 2020 revenue ledger will be boosted by $136,267, City Finance Director Angel Weasner tells the Times. In 2019, Crookston’s LGA allocation is $3,707,243. She said it’s not yet known how much LGA Crookston will receive in 2021 as a result of the $4 million increase. The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, which had sought a $30 million LGA increase this session, expressed delight over an LGA increase over the next budget biennium, which lawmakers and Gov. Tim Walz agreed to during the one-day special session.” FULLSTORY: