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Rep. Paul Marquart of Dilworth on Monday announces a proposal to allow counties to collect a sales tax instead of raising property taxes.

Detroit Lakes' state representative said counties should be able to raise the sales tax, but not property taxes

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota counties should be able to raise the sales tax instead of property taxes to make up for state aid cuts, the two state House tax chairmen say.

"It provides options, flexibility to counties," said Rep. Paul Marquart, House property and local option sales tax chairman and a Dilworth Democrat.

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