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Minnesota Legislature: Committee OKs industry tax breaks for Perham

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A legislative committee's decision to give Perham and Jackson industries tax breaks set off debate Thursday about a rural economic development program.


A House committee approved a bill allowing expanding businesses in Perham and Jackson to enroll in the Job Opportunity Building Zones program that provides tax breaks to some rural businesses.

The House jobs committee passed the plan on a split voice vote, sending it to other committees before it receives a full House vote.

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