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A farmer plants a field Sunday along Kandiyohi County Road 5 north of Willmar. Among the positives for agriculture cited by Farm Bureau in the last legislative session was the repeal of a sales tax charged on machinery and equipment repair. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)

Mixed grades on Greater Minnesota’s legislative issues

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By Don Davis

Forum News Service

ST. PAUL — Minnesota farmers are happy that lawmakers lowered some farm property taxes, but small businesses complain that a higher minimum wage and a bill giving them more legal exposure will hurt.

Dry southwestern Minnesotans think they may get Missouri River water, but some rural residents fear they will not have the access to medical marijuana of their big-city cousins.

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