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West central Minn. school officials pleased with court ruling, waiting to see what next state budget brings


Area school officials were pleased Wednesday when a judge ordered the state to continue funding public schools, even in the event of a state government shutdown.

Before the ruling, schools had thought they may need to borrow money to meet their obligations this summer.

With the payments assured for now, they are waiting to see how a final budget agreement might affect education funding for the next two years.

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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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