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Three central Minnesota lawmakers have introduced a bill to combine all of Stearns and Benton counties plus the St. Cloud portion and Haven Township of Sherburne County into one new Minnesota county.


The bill announced today by Sen. Tarryl Clark, DFL-St. Cloud; Rep. Larry Haws, DFL-St. Cloud and Rep. Larry Hosch, DFL-St. Joseph.

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Kelly Boldan
Kelly Boldan has been the editor of the West Central Tribune of Willmar, since joining the newspaper in October 2001. He has previously worked as the editor at the Bemidji Pioneer, also part of Forum Communications Co., and other daily newspapers, online Web sites, and weekly agriculture newspapers in Wisconsin, Texas and Minnesota. You can follow via Twitter at @KellyBoldanWCT or read about the Tribune's newsroom blog at: or the Tribune's blog at:
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