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County leaders consider sales, wheelage taxes for increased highway funding

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More money is needed for highway maintenance in Otter Tail County, and officials are considering new taxes as one way of getting it.

At the July 16 county board meeting, commissioners discussed two possible options for new roadway funding in the future – a half-cent sales tax, which would raise approximately $4.2 million on an annual basis; and a wheelage tax, which would add $10 per license tab and raise about $500,000 annually.

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