The Crookston City Council Ways & Means committee voted to set the 2019 preliminary levy increase over 2018 at 7.5 percent Monday evening.

    After Ward 1 council member Jake Fee made the motion, Ward 5 council member Dale Stainbrook said “it’s like a business” running the city and thought it would be easier to come down if they set it half a point higher, but the motion later carried.