ST. CLOUD -- Stearns County will continue collecting a 0.25% local option transportation sales tax for another five years to help pay for road construction projects.

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County commissioners on Tuesday approved extending the sales tax through 2027.

The sales tax is charged on purchases throughout Stearns County and has amounted to approximately $6-million per year for the county's highway department.

The tax is estimated to generate more than $32-million over the next five years and help complete a list of 20 projects that have been identified for the program.

The sales tax will be reevaluated again before it expires on December 31st, 2027.




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