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A collection of pull tabs at a Perham establishment.

Movement aims at restoring local gambling profits

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When you listen to former Ottertail Lions Club President Jerry Smith speak about the $2.5 million the organization took in through pull tabs last year, it seems like a staggering sum.

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Yet, as he breaks down how the money was taxed, and was dramatically depleted by state regulations, the end sum the Lions were able to give to charity is comparatively miniscule.

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