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Half-cent sales tax kills $10 wheelage tax: Beltrami commissioners look at long-term plan to fix county roads

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BEMIDJI — Yes, new taxes?

Beltrami County will be implementing a new sales tax to help pay for county road repairs. The half-percent transportation sales tax follows the incorporation of a $10 wheelage tax earlier this year for 2014.


However, by adopting the resolution that adds the sales tax, the wheelage tax now will dissolve in 2015.

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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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