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Goodhue County approves wheelage tax starting in 2014

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RED WING - Goodhue County Board approved a $10-per-vehicle wheelage tax starting in 2014. The estimated revenue in the first year is $463,000.


The 4-1 vote came Friday morning after a Committee of the Whole discussion on the merits of a wheelage tax and how to spend the generated funds.

County commissioners discussed using the tax to pay down debt from existing road projects, fund new improvements or split it between the two.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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