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“We can no longer afford to leave the hard choices for the next budget, the next administration or the next generation.” This was what President Obama had to say when he unveiled his budget — two years ago. We quoted his statement again last year, as the president released the fiscal 2011 budget, as a reminder of the central, unmet challenge facing the administration.


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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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