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Carol Vlaminck, an employee with the Kandiyohi County License Bureau, left center, assists Elyse Dowdell on Tuesday as Dowdell gets new tags for her vehicle. Kandiyohi County is facing a massive funding shortfall over the next two years and although officials don't yet know what may be cut or eliminated, they are looking at programs and services that are safety-related and those that directly affect the public. The license bureau was one of many programs or services debated Tuesday during a cost-cutting ...

County officials struggling with what to cut

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WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County will have to work harder than ever and be more innovative than ever as it wrestles with its share of a $100 million state budget unallotment to Minnesota counties.


But with severe cutbacks in state funding, some county programs and services will not survive, officials said Tuesday.

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Anne Polta

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