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Roads in Douglas County would benefit from a new local sales tax of 0.5 percent. (Echo Press file)

Local sales tax tabled

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Douglas County commissioners put off making a decision on a countywide sales tax increase that would generate funds for county road repairs.


With a 4-1 vote, the Local Option Sales Tax for Transportation vote was tabled until the county board’s next meeting on Tuesday, April 15.

Commissioner Bev Bales voted against tabling the action Tuesday. Over the last few weeks she has said she supports the tax increase proposal.

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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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