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Barry Wilfahrt, Grand Forks and East Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce president, tells Minnesota senators Monday, April 8, 2013, that a program to give greater Minnesota businesses tax incentives would help rural cities attract and keep companies. Beside him is bill sponsor Sen. Vicki Jensen of Owatonna. (Forum News Service photo by Danielle Killey)

Job, tax plans could benefit rural Minnesota

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ST. PAUL – Rural Minnesota businesses could hire more employees and afford to stay in the state with some extra state help, some lawmakers say.

Minnesota legislators have introduced plans to create an internship program, offer special business tax credits and pay for some employee training in greater Minnesota, all aimed at strengthening the rural economy.

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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