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WILLMAR -- The latest budget forecast released Wednesday showing the state brought in $323 million more than expected is good news. Sort of.

"I think it's good news," said Rep. Bruce Vogel, who viewed the forecast as a sign of a quick turnaround from a $5 billion deficit.

"It's a good day for Minnesota, to see us coming back," said Vogel, R-Willmar, especially since it comes on top of an $876 million surplus in November.

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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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