Morning headlines: West Fargo considers half-cent sales tax for public safety – InForum

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Here is your InForum minute for Tuesday, December 21.

West Fargo Town Hall and Police Station (Matt Von Pinnon / Forum)

WEST FARGO – The West Fargo City Commission will consider asking voters to approve a half-cent sales tax that would help pay for its fire and police services.

The West Fargo City Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 20 at West Fargo City Hall, 400 8th Ave. East.

The meetings are also webcast live on the city’s website.

As part of her regular agenda, city administrator Tina Fisk will ask the commission to consider asking her lawyer to draft a voting measure for the half-cent sales tax that would be imposed on voters. during the municipal elections in June. Full story here.

Minnesota stakeholders say liquor law rewrites in the works in 2022

Seasonal beer, as a category, has exploded over the past couple of years, and brewers have listened.  Beer drinkers can count on new beers on the market every month under all kinds of

Seasonal beer, as a category, has exploded over the past couple of years, and brewers have listened. Beer drinkers can count on new beers on the market every month under all kinds of “seasonal” brands. Thinkstock / Forum Special

ST. PAUL – Minnesota liquor retailers and craft beverage officials have said they hope 2022 will be the year of a vast rewrite of the liquor law on Capitol Hill.

And that means Minnesotans could see more take-out options for sale at craft breweries, distilleries, and cider houses, or additional options available at local liquor stores starting next year if lawmakers do. approve.

The push for change comes after years of deadlock among stakeholders in the distribution system and after craft breweries launched public pressure campaigns to convince lawmakers to lift the caps on barrels of beer they can produce each year while still offering take-out selling options in their sales room. .

Lawmakers kicked off the debate earlier this year, setting the stage for a long list of reforms. Full story here.

Casselton Ethanol Plant Tax Relief Decision Delayed

The Tharaldson ethanol plant west of Casselton, North Dakota as pictured in 2010. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

The Tharaldson ethanol plant west of Casselton, North Dakota as pictured in 2010. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

FARGO – Cass County Commissioners on Monday, December 20, delayed a decision on property tax relief for the Tharaldson ethanol plant in Casselton in order to obtain more information on the finances of the ‘business.

The company, in partnership with Great Plains Energy, plans to build an $ 80 million addition to the facility that will provide additional markets for corn oil and higher protein by-products from the ethanol which can be sold at a much higher price than the distillery grain now sold. Full story here.

Sleigh rides scheduled for December 21-23 in Moorhead

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In this file photo, Derik and Sari Kraft of the Dakota Carriage Company take sleigh rides through Viking Ship Park in Moorhead, Minnesota on Sunday, December 27, 2015. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

MOORHEAD – Moorhead Parks and Recreation is planning to organize sleigh rides in MB Johnson Park from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. from December 21 to 23.

Holiday treats and refreshments will be available at the Little Park Hideaway at 3601 11th St. N.

Tickets to ride are $ 5 per person, with children 2 and under free.

To reserve, dial 218-299-5340. Tickets will also be available on site on a first come, first served basis.


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