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Gubernatorial candidates Matt Entenza, Steve Kelley, Sen. John Marty and Rep. Paul Thissen spoke at a forum and fund-raiser sponsored by the Becker county DFL Party at the Historic Holmes Theatre Sunday evening. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

DFL gubernatorial candidates talk issues in Detroit Lakes

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The four Minnesota Democrat-Farmer Labor gubernatorial candidates who showed up for a forum at the Holmes Historic Theatre in Detroit Lakes on Sunday afternoon said there goal is to bring a message of hope to voters.


Taking turns answering audience-submitted questions, the main theme was how prioritize state spending at a time when the budget deficit is projected at nearly $5.5 billion in the 2012-3 biennium. The forecast for the current biennium is $1.2 billion.

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