SALES TAX

Moorhead Looks Into Raising Sales Tax To Fund Projects

If approved, the city will have to wait until the November 2022 election for voters to decide the plan's fate.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- The community of Moorhead is ready for the city to say out with the old and in with the new. The city has listened to¬† the community’s demands and is looking for options to pay for potential projects rather than raising property taxes. “At the city council meeting last night, the city council voted to move forward with…

Plan for $114 Million Indoor Recreation Complex Unveiled

If the project is approved, the center could open in 2023.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Planners say a new $114 million indoor recreation complex in Bismarck would be funded by a new sales tax and private donations. The Bismarck Parks and Recreation District staff talked about the proposed facility at a meeting Wednesday night. They say the center would have a main building with a separate ice arena. The concept includes a four-lane running…

Proposed Half Cent Sales Tax Would Provide Upgraded Radios to Cass County First Responders

Voters will approve or deny the tax on Election Day

CASS COUNTY, N.D. —¬†Election Day is just a month away but Cass County voters will notice something new on the ballot. They will decide whether or not to approve a half cent sales tax increase. Whether they’re responding to a fire, shooting or weather disaster first responders use radios to communicate 365 days of the year. “Knowing that our Motorola…

Grand Forks Sales Tax Vote Approved By Overwhelming Majority

The 20 Year Tax Will Help Fund Water and Road Projects

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Voters in Grand Forks have overwhelmingly approved a half-cent sales tax. Unofficial results showed that 3,781 people voted “Yes”, while 1,365 voted “No”. It will bring the city’s overall sales tax to 7.25 percent which would be a quarter percent behind Fargo and West Fargo sales tax rates. The 20 year tax plan will help…

Grand Forks Community to Vote on Sales Tax Increase

Tuesday, People in Grand Forks Will Vote For or Against an Increase in Sales Tax

GRAND FORKS, ND — People of Grand Forks will be voting for or against a slight increase in sales tax on Tuesday. The city has purposed a half cent increase in sales tax to supply money for water and roads. “It’ll generate $5 million dollars a year starting in 2018,” said Chamber President Barry Wilfhart. “Roughly 40 percent of that…

Garth Brooks Week Begins in Sioux Falls, Economic Impact Expected at Over $12 Million

The Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the local economic impact of Garth Brooks' performances during the next two weekends at $12.5 million

  SIOUX FALLS, SD — When the best-selling male artist of all time comes to town, you know you are about to see the cash roll in. The Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the local economic impact of Garth Brooks’ performances during the next two weekends at $12.5 million. The singer has nine shows scheduled Sept. 15-17 and…

Moorhead Center Mall Holding Indoor Street Fair Deals This Weekend

The fair's vendors are selling clothes, antiques and other items

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Moorhead Center Mall is offering a safe haven from the heat this weekend. You can escape the humidity just a few blocks away from the Downtown Street Fair at the Moorhead Center Mall’s Indoor Street Fair. The fair’s vendors are selling clothes, antiques and other items. There is no sales tax on any clothing or shoes…

Minnesota Lawmakers Proposing to Halt Viewing Casket Tax

The proposal has heavy support from many lawmakers

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers are hoping to put a stop to the state’s tax on the use of viewing coffins during funerals. The proposal has heavy support from both party sides because while caskets or urns are exempt from tax, the “viewing coffins” used during the funeral is subject to a nearly seven percent state sales tax. Governor…