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Published May 15, 2013, 08:42 PM

Grand Forks continues strong sales tax revenues

Sales tax collection took a big leap in Grand Forks in May. For the second time this year sales tax collections have landed on the top ten list.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

Sales tax collection took a big leap in Grand Forks in May. For the second time this year sales tax collections have landed on the top ten list.

In February more than 1.8 million was received. This is the fourth largest monthly total since the inception of sales tax in Grand Forks in 1985. For the year, sales tax receipts total nearly 7.9 million.

Maureen Storstad, Director of Finance: "The lodging tax, the hotels, how many people are coming here, staying in our hotels and that number has been up."

Storstad said the numbers prior to the may figures were below average and she's happy they've evened out.

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