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Our view: Home rule letters won't include fee

While the Grand Forks Herald charges for political letters, the newspaper has decided to not charge a fee for letters related to the upcoming proposal to adopt home rule in Grand Forks County.

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While the Grand Forks Herald charges for political letters, the newspaper has decided to not charge a fee for letters related to the upcoming proposal to adopt home rule in Grand Forks County.

The proposal seeks to adopt home rule to, among other things, create a new half-cent sales tax that would be used to pay for upgrades to county infrastructure projects.

On the Nov. 8 ballot, county voters will be asked to determine the fate of the home rule proposal. They also, in a separate question, will be asked to allow commissioners to enact the half-cent sales tax – provided home rule also is approved. If the home rule proposal fails, the sales-tax proposal is moot.

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