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Commissioners reject wheelage tax proposal


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 is the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune.