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Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, addresses Kandiyohi County commissioners Tuesday regarding state budget cuts. Also pictured is Rep. Al Juhnke, DFL-Willmar. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

County Board to legislators: Bickering must end for state to right its ship


WILLMAR -- Still stinging from the unallotment of state funds, and fearing more of the same this year, the Kandiyohi County Commissioners told area legislators Tuesday that local units of government have borne the burden of the state's budget deficit.

It's time, they said, for the Legislature and governor to stop partisan bickering and make decisions that are good for the people of the state.

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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.
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