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Rep. Loren Solberg of Grand Rapids and other lawmakers have a headache of a budget problem. A committee Monday heard reports about what the state economist calls "a long-term budget problem." Tribune photo by Don Davis

Boomers' retirements a 'slow train wreck' for Minn. economy

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ST. PAUL -- Baby boomers are beginning to retire, and their need for more health care is a main reason Minnesota's future budgets look bleak.

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"We are facing a significant long-term budget problem," State Economist Tom Stinson told a House-Senate committee Monday.

Stinson called the situation "not sustainable."

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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