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Audit: City revenues down, spending up


The Minden City Council met in regular session Monday evening to hear findings from their 2016-2017 fiscal audit, conducted by accounting firm Wise, Martin & Cole, as well as to welcome in a new police officer and promote another.

Kristine H. Cole joined the Council to address the city’s fiscal audit, noting that the city’s general fund revenues fell from $4.8 million in 2016 to $4.3 million in 2017. Cole reported expenditures of $12.8 million dollars in 2017, compared to $13 million in 2016. For the year 2017, the general fund shows a deficit of nearly $8.5 million.

“That deficit


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