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Forum staff reports, Published October 14 2010

First of four public meetings on sales tax proposal slated for tonight

The first of four public meetings designed to provide information on a proposed half-cent Cass County sales tax for flood control is scheduled for tonight.

The county tax, which will be on the Nov. 2 ballot, would generate an estimated $11 million a year to help pay for the local share of a diversion channel to protect Fargo-Moorhead.

All of the meetings are scheduled at 7 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

- Tonight, Longfellow Elementary School, multipurpose room, 20 29th Ave. N., Fargo.

- Tuesday, Bennett Elementary School, multipurpose room, 2000 58th Ave. S., Fargo.

- Oct. 21, Cheney Middle School, theater, 825 17th Ave. E., West Fargo.

- Oct. 25, Spirit of Life Center, St. Leo’s Church, 211 Langer Ave., Casselton, N.D.