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Council vote throws street improvements in doubt

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WILLMAR -- The city's proposed 2008 street improvements were thrown into doubt Monday night when the City Council failed to muster the seven votes needed to approve the improvements because a low-income housing project that three council members oppose is on the list.

The vote so infuriated Mayor Les Heitke that he slammed his gavel on the table and ordered a five-minute recess, which stretched closer to 10 minutes.

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