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City sales tax raises $7.7M for variety of projects


WILLMAR -- Willmar's local option sales tax has so far raised $7.7 million for four local projects since the tax went into effect five years ago, according to information given to the City Council's Finance Committee.

The half-cent tax was approved by voters on Nov. 2, 2004. As of June 30, 2010, the tax had raised $7,758,351, said City Finance Director Steve Okins.

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David Little
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