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ST. PAUL - Tom Ossell says a little tax break would make a big difference for his 10-cabin resort.

The owner of Northern Lights Resort and Outfitting at Kabetogama, near International Falls, said a 2005 resort tax relief measure spurred resort owners to improve their facilities. That, in turn, allowed them to raise rates, which provided more sales tax to the state.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.