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Clarification: Dunn County to solve preliminary budget deficit with $1.4 million from general fund balance and $1.2 million from other fund balances

MENOMONIE —  An article published in the October 25 Colfax Messenger and the Glenwood City Tribune Press Reporter reported that Dunn County planned to solve the deficit in the preliminary 2018 budget with $2.6 million from the fund balance.

The entire $2.6 million would not be coming out of the general fund balance.

According to a budget summary dated October 18 and presented to the Dunn County Board at the October 18 meeting, the $2.6 million in fund balance applied to the deficit is $1.4 million from the general fund and $1.2 million from other funds, including $50,000 applied from the jail assessment fund balance and $1.13 million applied from the highway fund balance.

The Dunn County Board’s executive committee met October 11 to propose cuts to the 2018 budget totaling $1.3 million, including $300,000 from the highway department budget, $300,000 from human services and $298,000 from administration, said Steve Rasmussen of Boyceville, chair of the Dunn County Board.

The Colfax Messenger and the Glenwood City Tribune Press Reporter regret any confusion caused by the article.