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KAT recommends fare increase to offset projected deficit

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WILLMAR -- Facing a $33,000 projected deficit in 2009, the Kandiyohi Area Transit operation's board voted Tuesday to recommend an increase in rider fees.

Final action will be taken by the joint powers board in November.

High fuel prices have made it difficult to operate with current revenues.

It's been five years since fares increased, said John Groothuis, KAT transit director.

The increase has a unique twist.

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