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Local hospitality tax bill heard in House committee


BEMIDJI – A bill to allow the city of Bemidji to impose a tax on purchases at restaurants and hotels to help fund the Sanford Center cleared a legislative hurdle Wednesday afternoon.

The hospitality tax bill was heard in the property and local tax division of the House taxes committee, where it was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus tax bill, said its author Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji. Omnibus bills are a package of separate provisions introduced at the Legislature.

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John Hageman
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