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Commissioners reject wheelage tax proposal

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MORRIS – The Stevens County Board of Commissioners declined to move forward with a local wheelage tax to help support county road and bridge infrastructure.


In 2013, the Minnesota legislature authorized each board of commissioners to impose a $10 wheelage tax on each eligible motor vehicle in the county starting in 2014. County Engineer Brian Giese presented the option to the board in July, noting that the deadline for making the decision on the tax for next year was Aug. 1.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.