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Area officials take wait-and-see stance on budget


Minnesota’s cities and counties would see no cuts in state aid if Gov. Mark Dayton’s two-year budget that was released Tuesday makes it through the  Republican-led House and Senate unscathed.

That announcement on Tuesday was met with relief from Brainerd, Crow Wing County and Baxter officials, but they all cautioned the Dayton budget plan was a long way from being a done deal.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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