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Ottertail County Commissioner Doug Huebsch says it may be necessary to reduce the number of counties to between 30 and 35.

Otter Tail County Commissioner pushes for fewer Minn. counties

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WILLMAR -- When county commissioners from the state's 87 counties gather next week in Minneapolis for the annual Association of Minnesota Counties conference, they will hear a pitch to reduce the number of counties in the state by more than half.

The proposal isn't coming from state legislators but from a county commissioner who said steps should be taken immediately to start erasing county lines to reduce the number of counties to between 30 and 35.

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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.
(320) 894-9750
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