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Eminent domain bill might cost the public more money for projects


WILLMAR -- A bill in the Minnesota Legislature that's designed to curtail government's use of eminent domain for private economic development could have unexpected consequences for city and county governments.

Kandiyohi County Attorney Boyd Beccue told the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that a provision in the proposed bill could drastically increase the cost of right of way that local units of government pay for public projects, like roads.

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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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