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Rep. Tom Anzelc of Balsam Township joins other Iron Range lawmakers Tuesday in pleading with other representatives to not take $60 million out of an economic development fund for their area. Don Davis/ State Capitol Bureau

Rangers lose House fight to keep economic development money

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ST. PAUL -- Iron Range lawmakers waged an emotional fight, but failed to prevent the Minnesota House from taking $60 million out of an economic development fund for their area.


The House approved a bill 70-60 Tuesday funding various job-related programs while reducing spending $27 million to help balance the state budget.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.