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KAT fares to increase


WILLMAR -- Starting Jan. 2 it will cost more to ride a Kandiyohi Area Transit bus.

The additional revenue will help offset a $30,000 budget shortfall that was caused by high fuel prices and reduced state revenue for operations expenses.

"We can't go in the hole," said Kandiyohi County Commissioner Dean Shuck, and a member of KAT's joint power's board, which gave final approval to the rate increase on Friday.

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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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