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Minneapolis 'pole tax' idea gets chilly response from both sides

Minneapolis officials will consider an idea to tax strip club customers to pay for child prostitution and sex trafficking enforcement. The proposal by the city attorney isn’t going over well with those on both sides of the argument.
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Minneapolis officials will consider an idea to tax strip club customers to pay for child prostitution and sex trafficking enforcement. The proposal by the city attorney isn’t going over well with those on both sides of the argument.

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