Kandiyohi County Approves Local Sales Tax 22 Nov 17

(KWLM/Willmar MN-) The Kandiyohi County Board Tuesday approved a half-cent local option sales tax to pay for transportation projects.

KWLM reports the tax is estimated to raise about 13 million dollars over 4 years to pay for 4 different transportation projects in the county.

After the projects are complete, the tax would disappear.

Kandiyohi County Public Works Director Mel Odens says a local option sales tax makes everyone who uses the roads in the county, whether or not they live here, help pay for their upkeep.

The additional half cent tax will begin to be added to purchases in Kandiyohi County beginning April 1st of next year.