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Linda Compton, left, and Sarah Schmidt hold banners as they participate in a skit Thursday in Willmar that was presented to county and state elected officials. Sponsored by Arc Kandiyohi, the skit sent the message that people with disabilities don't want to see further cuts to programs that help them live independently. Geri Wallace, an adviser for the group, is at the microphone. (Tribune photos by Carolyn Lange)

Pleas for 'no more cuts' unlikely to be heeded


WILLMAR -- Members of Arc Kandiyohi sent a strong message to elected officials about the value of programs for people with disabilities and the fear that budget cuts could reduce services and diminish their quality of life.

In a skit they presented Thursday in Willmar to a panel of state lawmakers and county officials, the group read scenarios about the programs they use and repeated the chant, "no more cuts."

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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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