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Lodging tax revenues continue upward trend over last year

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Lodging tax revenues for September were up from the same month last year county-wide according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.

Lutsen-Tofte revenues are up 10.6 percent over 2010 at this time – and Grand Marais revenues inched up seven tenths of a percent over last September. The Gunflint Trail revenues for September are up 7 percent over last year.  Overall, lodging tax revenues county-wide are up 7.7 percent for the year-to-date.

The Auditor’s office emphasizes that not all businesses report taxes at the same time each year and revenues are an “apples-to-apples comparison.” That means only businesses which reported lodging tax revenues both in September of this year and last year are included in the monthly accounting.