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Mayor Dave Smiglewski of Granite Falls welcomed fellow mayors on the governor's tax reform advisory group to his community on Friday. Smiglewski is a member of the group. From back are: Mayor Alan Oberloh of Worthington, Mayor Dave Barholomay of Circle Pines, Mayor Joyce Nyhus of Buffalo Lake, Gerald and Mayor Marlene Pospeck of Hoyt Lakes and Smiglewski. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Rybak urges being bold in reforming LGA

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GRANITE FALLS -- Mayor R.T. Rybak of Minneapolis is urging fellow mayors not to squander the opportunity to propose significant changes in how the state distributes Local Government Aid, even if it means bringing a "politically risky" plan to the Legislature in 2013.

"I'm up for it. I hope you guys are too," said Rybak as he and fellow mayors on Gov. Mark Dayton's tax reform advisory group met Friday in Granite Falls.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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