Minnesota Counties Mull New Tax

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ALBERT LEA, MN — Minnesota counties are mulling a new tax that would help pay for road repairs.

Freeborn is one of those considering a Wheelage Tax.

The 10 dollar tax is paid based on where a vehicle is stored or parked when not in use.

The tax would be added on when folks re-new their registration on their vehicles.

The taxes raised would to the Freeborn County Highway Department Budget.

“That 290,000 dollars would then go back directly to the highway department budget,” Freeborn County Administrator John Kluever said. “You can’t do anything but highway department projects with it and would go towards those infrastructure needs that we have on our road system here in Freeborn County.”

He adds the county is talking about the Wheelage Tax at a workshop today.

Other counties, such as Mower County, have already passed the new tax.

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