Minot sales tax collections drop 36%

City of Minot Finance Director Cindy Hemphill had a bit of a shock this month — sales tax collections in the city of Minot were down substantially for January of 2013 when compared to 2012.

After years of seeing steady growth…the drop was pretty remarkable.

The city took in just 900 thousand dollars in sales tax collections for the month.

In 2012 that number was one-point-four million dollars.

It was a drop of about 36 percent.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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