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Governor hopeful stops by Detroit Lakes

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DFL gubernatorial candidate Tom Bakk, like most of the other candidates, said the state budget mess comes down to the economy.

As chairman of the Minnesota Senate tax committee, the Virginia, Minn., legislator said that taxes play a crucial role in the economy.

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With a $1.2 budget deficit needing to be plugged by June 2011, Bakk said those cuts are tough.

"That's really serious, because we don't have two years left in the biennium," he said.

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