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By Dan Reed
Pine Knot News 

Sales tax funding good for county roads

County board considers new tax for possible jail construction


April 19, 2019

Milt Hagen said the county’s half-percent sales tax — which is solely dedicated to county road upgrades — has made an enormous impact on the state of Carlton County roads.

“I have been working for the county transportation department for 28 years,” said the assistant county engineer at the April 2 Carlton County Committee of the Whole meeting. “There is more than five times more construction in the last four years than I saw in all the rest of the 24 years working here.”

Net revenue for dedicated road projects from the sales tax fund to date is nearly $7 million ($6,881,202.9...

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