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Court cuts hit small counties hardest

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ST. PAUL - More state budget cuts will mean longer waits for cases to go through Minnesota's court system and small counties will be hardest hit, judicial leaders say.

For years, courts in the least-populated counties have received more state funding per capita than larger counties. But on Thursday, State Court Administrator Sue Dosal told the Senate Judiciary Budget Division that is ending.

She said the courts can no longer afford to give extra money to small counties.

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