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State Rep. Tom Rukavina, DFL-Virginia, meets with Ridgewater College faculty and staff at the Willmar campus. Ru-kavina, chairman of a higher education finance committee, wanted to hear their views on the state's budget cuts. Tribune photo by Linda Vanderwerf

Rukavina talks state budget at Ridgewater

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WILLMAR -- It's going to take a combination of budget cuts and higher taxes to get Minnesota out of the budget deficit it will face next year, according to State Rep. Tom Rukavina.


Rukavina, DFL-Virginia, met with about 30 Ridgewater College students and staff Tuesday morning as part of a three-day tour of college campuses in western Minnesota.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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