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Special election sought for convention center and wellness facility project in Devils Lake


DEVILS LAKE, North Dakota — A committee reviewing plans for a possible convention center and community wellness facility in Devils Lake plans to seek a special election this fall.

KZZY radio reports that the committee will go before the City Commission later this month to request an Oct. 7 public vote on increasing the city's sales tax to finance the $23.5 million project.

Forward Devils Lake spokeswoman Rachel Lindstrom says the group will be focusing its efforts until then on talking to residents about the economic and health benefits of the proposed project.

The events center would be in the soon-to-be-vacant Wal-Mart building, with the wellness center to be built on the Lake Region State campus.

Information from: KZZY-FM,

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