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Half-cent sales tax proposed for roads

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Next Tuesday, Douglas County Commissioners will consider a Local Option Sales Tax for Transportation – it’s a countywide half-percent sales tax increase that would fund county road repairs.


In the meantime, an informational meeting on March 20 sorted out the public’s questions, comments and concerns regarding the new tax.

Plus, at that meeting, a petition surfaced indicating at least 100 county residents are opposed to the sales tax increase.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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