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North Fargo residents Shirley and Howard Ellingson cast their votes Tuesday at El Zagal Shrine. David Samson / The Forum

Fargo voters overwhelmingly approve half-cent sales tax for flood control

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t was a light turnout for Fargo's special election Tuesday, but those who did vote overwhelmingly endorsed the idea of raising the city's sales tax one-half percent to pay for permanent flood protection.

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In complete but unofficial results, 90.7 percent, or 11,520 voters, voted for the tax, while 9.3 percent, or 1,181 people, voted against it.

Mayor Dennis Walaker, reached by phone Tuesday night, seemed stunned by the news, calling it "very, very fulfilling."

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