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Published June 18, 2013, 02:51 PM

Grand Forks sales tax collection ahead of 2012 pace

Sale tax collections in Grand Forks totaled $9.5 million for the first four months of the year, slightly ahead of the same period in 2012.

By: Herald Staff Reports, Grand Forks Herald

Sales tax money collected in Grand Forks has hit a total of $9.5 million for the year -- putting the city slightly ahead of its total collection for this time last year.

Overall, city sales tax collection is up 4.13 percent from the same time period in 2012. Grand Forks received a total of $19.4 million from the tax last year, according to a report from Grand Forks City Hall.

June sales tax numbers, which represent April sales, totaled $1.6 million and made it the third highest grossing month for the year.