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The extension of Brainerd water and sewer service to the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport — identified as a top priority by area lawmakers — will be part of the tax bill that’s been approved in a conference committee at the Minnesota Legislature.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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