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Hours, programs, staff will be cut at Heartland in the event of shutdown


WILLMAR -- A popular energy assistance and home weatherization program, an emergency housing program and childcare referral service will all be shut down next month if there's no state budget agreement in place by July 1.

Heartland Community Action Agency also announced Thursday that 35 employees will be either laid off or have hours reduced. Hours will also be cut at Heartland's offices, including the one in Willmar.

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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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