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Becker 'minimum salaries' far below actual wages

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Thinking of running for county office? The Becker County Board set minimum salaries Tuesday for elected department heads.

The salaries are far below what those department heads are actually paid, but if a new person is elected, they can negotiate for a higher salary with the county board -- based on their qualifications for the job, said County Administrator Brian Berg.

The minimum salary for the new auditor-treasurer position was set at $45,000.

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