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State Rep. Al Juhnke, DFL-Willmar, right, answers a question from the audience during a Saturday morning legislative breakfast at The Oaks at Eagle Creek in Willmar as Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, left, and moderator Bob Mathiasen listen. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Local legislators: Jobs are key in current economic situation

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WILLMAR -- Local legislators agree that keeping people working is a key for the state to successfully maneuver through the current national economic situation and the state's $4.57 billion budget deficit.

"Clearly, clearly across the state, across the country, jobs are the key," Rep. Al Juhnke, DFL-Willmar, said Saturday morning at a legislative breakfast. The event, at the Oaks at Eagle Creek, was sponsored by the Willmar Area Chamber of Commerce and Heritage Bank.

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