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A look at local sales taxes imposed in Minnesota

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Many Minnesota cities and counties have local sales taxes imposed on top of the state's sales tax. If Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal to make more goods and services subject to sales taxes prevails, the local governments would see more money come in, too. Most, but not all, dedicate the proceeds to a specific project and the tax has a scheduled expiration. Here's a look at current local sales taxes:

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ALBERT LEA, 0.5 percent, authorized 2005

AUSTIN, 0.5 percent, authorized 2006

BAXTER, 0.5 percent, authorized 2006

BEMIDJI, 0.5 percent, authorized 2005

BRAINERD, 0.5 percent, authorized 2006

ST. CLOUD AREA, 0.5 percent, authorized 2002

CLEARWATER, 0.5 percent, authorized 2008

COOK COUNTY, 1 percent, authorized 2008

DULUTH, 1 percent, authorized 1973

FERGUS FALLS, 0.5 percent, authorized 2011

HENNEPIN COUNTY, 0.15 percent, authorized 2006

HERMANTOWN, 0.5 percent, authorized 1996

HUTCHINSON, 0.5 percent, authorized 2011

LANESBORO, 0.5 percent, authorized 2011

MANKATO, 0.5 percent, authorized 1991

MINNEAPOLIS, 0.5 percent, authorized 1986

NEW ULM, 0.5 percent, authorized 1999

NORTH MANKATO, 0.5 percent, authorized 2008

OWATONNA, 0.5 percent, authorized 2006

PROCTOR, 0.5 percent, authorized 1999

ROCHESTER, 0.5 percent, authorized 1983

ST. PAUL, 0.5 percent, authorized 1993

TWO HARBORS, 0.5 percent, authorized 1998

WILLMAR, 0.5 percent, authorized 2005

WORTHINGTON, 0.5 percent, authorized 2006

Source: Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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