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Board approves final sales tax ballot question

The final wording for a ballot resolution related to funding a new $66.8 million justice center was approved by the Carlton County Board of Commissioners last week.

Auditor/treasurer Kevin DeVriendt encouraged the action to make sure there was plenty of time to include it in the Nov. 8 ballot soon to be printed.

It reads:

“How will the new Justice Center be paid for?

“The new Carlton County Justice Center is being built. Shall Carlton County be authorized to pay for construction costs through a county wide one-half percent (0.5%) local option sales tax?

“A yes vote means that the majority of t...