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State Rep. Roger Reinert of Duluth, left, on Monday said a severed income tax reciprocity agreement between Minnesota and Wisconsin would work against regional economic efforts of Duluth and Superior. Legislators from Minnesota and Wisconsin gathered to discuss the agreement. Without it, nearly 50,000 people working across state lines will have to file income tax returns in both states, not just their home state, beginning in 2011. Tribune photo by Scott Wente

Lawmakers: Workers will suffer greatly without a tax agreement between Minn. and neighboring Wisconsin

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WOODBURY -- Legislators from Minnesota-Wisconsin border communities said thousands of workers will suffer if the states cannot restore an income tax filing agreement.

A group of lawmakers who discussed a tax reciprocity agreement set to end this year said Monday that they will draft a letter to Govs. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Jim Doyle of Wisconsin urging continued talks ahead of a Nov. 1 deadline.

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