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Detroit Lakes moves to cut $250,000

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The city of Detroit Lakes is bracing for $250,000 in cuts this year.

That's because it expects to lose almost 19 percent of its Local Government Aid, which will be a $180,000 hit to its $5 million general fund budget.

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The other $70,000 in cuts will be needed because of reduced earnings on working capital, ($35,000) and lower building permit fees ($35,000).

Each city department will feel those cuts -- and residents will as well.

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