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Camilla Wenberg is a local tattoo artist who owns her own business, Tattoos by Camilla, located on Pacific Avenue Southwest in Willmar's Olde Town area. A new proposal would expand the sales tax to such things as tattoos and body piercing. Wenberg said she would not oppose the expansion of the tax. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Cities group proposes sales tax expansion


Extending the state sales tax to non-essential personal services and to digital downloads is the latest proposal to hold off deeper cuts in state aid to rural cities.

The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities wants to use the tax to provide about $60 million in annual revenue. The advocacy group for rural cities also wants the Legislature to prevent Gov. Tim Pawlenty from making more unallotments to Local Government Aid this year.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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