By Dan Reed 

County prepares for sales tax kick-in


December 2, 2022

Carlton County voters approved it, but paperwork and state bureaucracy means collecting the voter-approved half-cent sales tax money to support the construction of the Justice Center won’t begin until spring.

In November, Carlton County voters overwhelmingly accepted a half-percent sales tax to pay for the $66 million jail and courts facility being constructed in Carlton. But purchases and services of goods in the county will not see the added tax until April 1.

Auditor/treasurer Kevin DeVriendt received approval to proceed with the necessary paperwork at the Carlton County board meeting...

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