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City attorney says budget cuts taking a bite out of legal system

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WILLMAR -- City Attorney Rich Ronning says the state Legislature and Gov. Tim Pawlenty's office did not adequately fund the state's judicial system in 2009.

As was true for many other branches of government, there was a significant budget cut for the criminal justice system. The cut had a huge negative effect on the courts as well as on the Public Defender's Office, Ronning said.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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