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$5B deficit creates chance for change in county-state government relationship

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WILLMAR -- The $5 billion state deficit is not only a "big honking number," according to Kandiyohi County Commissioner Harlan Madsen, but it also represents an opportunity to change how the state and counties do business with each other and the public.

"It gives us the opportunity to reassess," said Madsen, who is supporting a proposal by the Association of Minnesota Counties called the Minnesota Redesign project.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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