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Our View: Sales tax is a good idea

When Carlton County residents go to the polls on Tuesday, they will find one or more questions requiring a “yes” or “no” vote.

All voters will see the simple “County Question” asking voters to weigh in on paying for the new Justice Center, estimated at $66 million.

Know this, voters. The question isn’t asking whether or not to build the Justice Center — that’s a done deal. It’s been approved at multiple meetings, contracts have been let, lots of bonds have been sold.

Rather, the question is how to pay for the $66 million project. A “yes” vote will use half-percent sales tax proceeds to cover c...

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