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County mulls cuts to library funding


Crow Wing County commissioners are considering taking advantage of a legislative change to funding it is mandated to provide to the public library system.

The state is allowing counties to reduce funding by 10 percent. That’s $56,000 from a $565,000 budget; the county’s library funding would decrease to $509,127 for 2012. The lower funding is figured into the county’s 2012 budget, which calls for a 2.37 percent decrease in the $34.8 million levy.

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Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.
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