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Economic development, property taxes topic of Chautauqua


Those who attended the recent monthly forum, Chautauqua, at the Crosslake Community Center learned that a solid base of property taxpayers helps attract business growth, and business growth in turn attracts employees who will pay property taxes.

Sheila Haverkamp, executive director of the Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation (BLAEDC), explained the nuts and bolts of economic development and property taxes to 20 forum goers Wednesday, May 14.

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Chelsey Perkins
Chelsey Perkins grew up in Crosslake and is a graduate of Pequot Lakes High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in professional journalism from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Perkins has interned at the Lake Country Echo and the Rochester and Austin Post-Bulletins and also worked for the student-run Minnesota Daily newspaper as a copy editor and columnist during college. She went on to intern at Utne Reader magazine, where she was later hired as the research editor. Before joining the Brainerd Dispatch, Perkins worked as a staff writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal.
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