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Detroit Lakes asks state to allow for 1% local sales tax

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Although details are up in the air at this point, the Detroit Lakes City Council has authorized city staff to submit a request to the State Legislature allowing the city to enact an up to 1 percent local sales tax.

The city of Grand Rapids is also requesting the authorization, and city administrator Bob Louiseau said strength may come in numbers.

"With the interest of two cities asking, it would be better than one city asking," he said.

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