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WILLMAR -- The national recession and statewide budget deficit could give counties leverage in getting unfunded state mandates suspended.


Some of the mandates are seen as oppressive, unnecessary and financially exhausting to counties. Removing some of them would give counties flexibility in funding programs with less money.

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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