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Rep. Paul Marquart of Dilworth tells a House committee on Monday about benefits of establishing a commission to look at how to best run local governments. With him is House researcher Steve Hinze. (Don Davis/St. Paul Bureau)

Bill looks to cut local mandates

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ST. PAUL - The recession means local governments have less money available to spend, but some Minnesota lawmakers say reducing things the state requires local officials to do can save money.


"Now is the time to provide some relief," Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, said.

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