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Village of Somerset residents may soon see an increase in charges on their water bills.

According to Village Trustee and Public Works Committee member Bartt Palmer, the Public Service Commission is requesting the village raise its water rates at least 5 percent, or up to 6.5 percent. The PSC is recommending an increase of 5.5 percent.


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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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