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Minnesota voters to decide where state sales tax goes

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Minnesota voters will now take control of a decade-old proposal to send a portion of state sales tax to outdoors, environment and arts programs now that Minnesota legislators approved it.

After 10 years of failures, lawmakers Thursday easily passed a constitutional amendment to increase sales taxes 0.375 percent, to be spent on a range of outdoor programs - improving wetlands, cleaning the state's water, funding parks and trails and other things - and arts and history programs.

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