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City explores local sales tax

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The Alexandria City Council is exploring the idea of enacting a local sales tax.

City Administrator Jim Taddei broached the topic at Monday night's council meeting as a way of dealing with cuts in local government aid (LGA).

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Taddei said that based on information from the state, the city was expecting to receive the same amount of LGA this year that it received last year.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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