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Liquor funds important to cities

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Detroit Lakes residents can be proud of their municipal liquor store -- it's an example of a government-run business that works well.

The Detroit Lakes store is very well run -- it had one of the highest profit margins in the state, according to a recently-released state auditor's report, which looked at city-run liquor store operations in 2009.

That year, the Detroit Lakes store saw net profits of $887,000 on sales of $5.1 million -- a profit margin of 17.4 percent.

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