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Republican Bruce Vogel, left, Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, second left, Larry Rice, second right, and Rep. Al Juhnke, DFL-Willmar, right, participate Tuesday in a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters at the Willmar Municipal Utilities building. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Legislative Q&A avoids candidates' take on the state's debt


WILLMAR -- Near the end of a 1½-hour legislative candidate forum Tuesday in Willmar, moderator JP Cola marveled that not one question about taxes had been raised by listeners or viewers of the debate.

With a nearly $6 billion state deficit expected next year, asking state lawmakers and their opponents how they'd solve the state's financial woes would be understandable.

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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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