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Local option sales tax

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Mary Sawatzky, left, Tony Amon, Matt Dawson, and Claire Meyers discuss the Invest in Willmar campaign that aims to educate votes about the proposed local option sales tax. The half-percent tax would raise $30 million for six community projects if approved by city voters.
Invest in Willmar makes pitch for approval of local option sales tax
September 15, 2018 - 6:26am
July 31, 2018
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The Willmar Area Chamber of Commerce heard a presentation this week on the local option sales tax that will be on the ballot in November. Revenue from the 0.5 percent tax would be used to fund six projects, including a recreation center, athletic fields and a new community center.
Willmar Chamber hears local option sales tax pitch
July 31, 2018 - 7:58pm
July 17, 2018
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Willmar voters to decide sales tax in November
July 17, 2018 - 5:11am
July 4, 2018
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Dancers participate in a dance during a June 2017 event at the Willmar Community Center. A new community center project is being considered by the Invest in Willmar group.
Willmar council wants to expand sales tax projects to include community center
July 4, 2018 - 8:42pm
June 20, 2018
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A 0.5 percent local option sales tax could raise about $2.5 million per year, which would then be used for a variety of projects including work at the Civic Center, stormwater improvements and park upgrades.
Willmar City Council support grows for citizen-led sales tax
June 20, 2018 - 6:28am
May 11, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Robbins Island Park would be one of several places that would benefit from a sales tax proposed by Willmar residents. The money would go toward projects at the park, the Civic Center and other places around the city, plus stormwater and other infrastructure projects.
Willmar citizen group proposes local sales tax
May 11, 2018 - 7:47am
November 18, 2017
Tribune Editorial: County sales tax needed to invest in critical infrastructure
November 18, 2017 - 8:00am
July 12, 2017
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Kandiyohi County Commissioners next week will consider the possibility of a local option sales tax to help with significant transportation funding needs. A $6 million rehabilitation of County Road 4, shown here in 2010, is one of the projects in the five-year plan.
Kandiyohi County to consider sales tax for roads
July 12, 2017 - 10:11pm
November 9, 2016
Spicer voters approve local option sales tax
November 9, 2016 - 7:27am
New London voters approve local option sales tax
November 9, 2016 - 7:22am
Willmar rejects local option sales tax; New London and Spicer say yes
November 9, 2016 - 6:17am
October 31, 2016
Barista Rayn Nachreiner accepts payment from a customer Tuesday at Lu Lu Beans in Willmar. If Willmar voters support of the local option sales tax on Nov. 8 -- and the Legislature later approves, a half-percent tax will be added on to all taxable purchases. 

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Willmar, New London, Spicer voters to decide local option sales taxes
October 31, 2016 - 8:04am
October 29, 2016
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Vote 'yes' on local option sales tax proposals
October 29, 2016 - 6:00am
October 28, 2016
Chamber of Commerce backs sales tax before Willmar voters
October 28, 2016 - 9:16am
September 21, 2016
Briana Sanchez / TribuneOliver Duininck, 11, uses the ice rink at the Civic Center during open ice hours to practice for the hockey season. The ice arena is one of the places that would benefit from the sales tax passing.
Upgrading Willmar's places to play
September 21, 2016 - 11:50pm