ST. CLOUD -- Stearns County commissioners will be asked to set a public hearing Tuesday to consider extending the Local Option Transportation Sales Tax.

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The 0.25% sales tax has been collected to fund additional road construction projects over the last four-and-a-half years. It's set to expire at the end of December.

The county's highway department held several public meetings both virtual and in-person and has received several emails and comments by phone. County Engineer Jodi Teich says while the comments varied in support and opposition, a common thread was that if it is to be extended, it should be re-evaluated after five years.

The public hearing is expected to be set for the July 19th meeting.


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