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Sauk Rapids Government Center, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Sauk Rapids Government Center, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Sauk Rapids Hosting Informational Meetings On Half Cent Sales Tax

Sauk Rapids residents can learn more about a plan to extend the half cent sales tax. Public information meetings will be held from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. and from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. today (Monday) in the Community Room of the Sauk Rapids Government Center.

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Lake Wobegon Trail
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Area Cities Discuss Regional Projects For Future Half-Cent Sales Tax [AUDIO]

Future half cent sales tax dollars would be spent on expanding the Lake Wobegon Trail, building a community and aquatics center, and upgrades to the St. Cloud Regional Airport.

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St. Cloud Offers Survey On Half-Cent Sales Tax

St. Cloud city leaders want your input on the local option sales tax - also known as the half-cent sales tax. They've set-up an online survey to gauge public interest of future projects, using the extra tax collections.

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St. Cloud Metro Area Cities Plan For Ballot Question On Half-Cent Sales Tax Extension [POLL, AUDIO]

The six cities in the St. Cloud metro area are beginning the process of extending the regional half-cent sales tax. The cities are planning to survey the residents on what regional projects they'd like to see with the additional revenue from local option sales tax.

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Dayton’s Sales Tax Plan Would Be Boon to St. Cloud Metro Cities

About two dozen Minnesota cities and counties -- including the St. Cloud metro area -- would see a gusher of unexpected money if Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed sales tax expansion to more items and services prevails.

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Sauk Rapids Government Center, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Sauk Rapids Government Center, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Sauk Rapids Council Approves Lobbyist for Half-Cent Sales Tax Extension

The Sauk Rapids city council has approved the hiring of a lobbyist at the Minnesota State Legislature. The city is looking to join forces with the other area metro cities to hire a lobbying firm to help extend the half-cent sales tax, which is set to expire in 2018

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Sartell to Resume Talks on Community Center

Sartell will take up the issue of a Community Resource Facility at its council meeting Monday. City Administrator Patti Gartland says they must assess what their needs are, what spaces they currently have available, potential sites and any potential partners.

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Area Cities to Talk Charter Cable, Half-Cent Sales Tax

Charter Cable and the Regional Sales tax will be discussed at a Joint Cities Meeting tomorrow (Tuesday). Tuesday's meeting is at 6:00 p.m. at the Waite Park City Hall.

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Public Domain Photos, Flickr
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WalMart, Sam’s Club Moves Hurting St. Cloud Sales Tax Collections

St. Cloud's half cent sales tax collections are down by an estimated $150-thousand after WalMart and Sam's Club moved to Sartell last fall. Sartell is estimated to gain an average of $125-thousand.

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One Beaver Island Trail Alignment Approved, Another Rescinded

Walkers and bikers will one day be able to use the Beaver Island Trail to get to the River Bluffs Regional Park in south St. Cloud. City Council members approved the alignment and right-of-way acquisition last night. The move means the city will extend the trail from where it currently ends at 33rd Street South to park's entrance at 38th Street South.

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