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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


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.
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