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Gov. Tim Pawlenty addresses an audience Wednesday during a luncheon at the Willmar Conference Center. Pawlenty urged lawmakers to look to business leaders for insight on jobs. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

In Willmar, gov. says legislators should 'ask people who are job providers' for advice

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WILLMAR -- Speaking before a business-friendly crowd Wednesday in Willmar, Gov. Tim Pawlenty said if the state is going to increase jobs, then legislators should "ask the people who are the job providers" for their advice.


"We need business voices at the table," said Pawlenty during a half-hour luncheon speech to the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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