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A crowd gathers Friday for the Minnesota Senate Tax Committee meeting at Minnesota State University Moorhead. (Michael Vosburg/The Forum)

Greater Minnesota seeks tax fairness, packed room tells leaders

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MOORHEAD - Greater Minnesota is prepared to weather part of the state's budget challenges, but can't do more than its share.

That's the message members of the Minnesota Senate Taxes Committee heard Friday during a public hearing in Moorhead.

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Fergus Falls Mayor Hal Leland told legislators his city will accept cuts and sacrifices.

"But greater Minnesota can't assume the greatest share of the burden without destroying its economic fabric," Leland said.

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