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Hike in health insurance will alter county budget


WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners was all set to approve a slim and trim budget and levy on Tuesday, but the bill the county received on Monday for the 2010 employee health insurance coverage changed that.

The county had budgeted a 10 percent increase for insurance rates for next year, said Administrator Larry Kleindl. Instead, insurance coverage is increasing 12 percent. That increase is a difference of $60,000.

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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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