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Businesses step up push for state to tax online retailers

The owners of brick-and-mortar stores say the absence of a state sales tax is one reason their online competitors can undercut their prices. A group of them used St. Paul's Grand Avene as a setting to underline the value of stores to a neighborhood. They want Minnesota lawmakers to pass an "Amazon law" before the legislative session ends next month.
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The owners of brick-and-mortar stores say the absence of a state sales tax is one reason their online competitors can undercut their prices. A group of them used St. Paul's Grand Avene as a setting to underline the value of stores to a neighborhood. They want Minnesota lawmakers to pass an "Amazon law" before the legislative session ends next month.

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