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Mayor Frank Yanish, shown in a February 2012 photo, says he has felt “blowback” from his proposed cuts in the 2014 city budget. He has rebuffed council requests to further explain his cuts in city-paid staff memberships, dues, travel, training and professional services, and has said the council members should instead explain why they want to keep the spending in place. (Tribune file photo by Gary Miller)

Willmar mayor cites ‘blowback’ from proposed budget cuts

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WILLMAR — Willmar Mayor Frank Yanish says he’s receiving “blowback’’ because of some of the cuts he’s suggesting in his proposed 2014 city budget.

Yanish wrote about the reaction in his Mayor’s Update on the city website Oct. 15. The reaction stems mainly from suggested $228,000 in across-the-board cuts in city-paid staff memberships, dues, travel, training and professional services.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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