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DMC's widespread effects reach Le Roy

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LE ROY, Minn. (KTTC) -- A lot of people who live in communities surrounding Rochester like to shop in the city.  Some of those communities will benefit from the sales tax dollars from DMC, but what about those who don't?

Jennifer Gumbel is the mayor of Le Roy.  She says that she has seen an increase in houses being sold since the beginning of DMC.  An increase of homes means that there will be in increase in needs at schools and for resources.

Even though many of her neighbors shop in Rochester her town is outside of the tax barrier, and an increase in population could create adverse effects.  Side effects her town might be short on funds to help.

"We could be upgrading our water tower to fit the population that we have and that's gone up a bit, and if we continue to go up we really need to expand it, but we don't have that resources available that some of the other communities are able to utilize," says Gumbel.

Right now Gumbel has only seen an increase in houses being sold that are on the market, but hopes to see an increase in homes being built.


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