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Voters may need to OK using Fargodome cash: Fargo commissioners plan to use funds for convention center

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FARGO — If city commissioners want to use Fargodome money to build the convention center they want downtown, 60 percent of voters here will likely need to approve it.

That’s how former city attorney Gary Stewart reads the city’s Home Rule Charter, which requires the dome’s sales tax revenue to be spent on or adjacent to the North Dakota State University campus. It takes approval from at least 60 percent of voters in a citywide election to change the charter.

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Erik Burgess
Erik Burgess covers city and county government for The Forum. He started as the paper's night reporter in 2012, after graduating from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. He was born and raised in Grand Forks, N.D., and also spent time interning at the Grand Forks Herald.  Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to letters@forumcomm.com
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