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Rep. Colin Peterson (right), along with state Sens. Keith Langseth (center) and Rod Skoe said that budget cuts are only going to get worse during a town hall meeting Saturday in Detroit Lakes. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

DFLers say tax hikes needed to balance budget -- or rural Minnesota will suffer

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DETROIT LAKES - A few dozen people came out Saturday evening to hear State Senators Keith Langseth and Rod Skoe, State Rep. Paul Marquart and U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson hand out some bad news -- budget cuts are only going to get worse. But, that's what needs to be done to balance the budget.

"If you don't like cuts, you're not going to like it. If you don't like tax increases, you're not going to like it," Marquart said in his opening remarks in Detroit Lakes City Hall.

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