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Sen. John Carlson, DFL- Bemidji, talks Monday about legislative efforts to give local governments more flexibility. On the right is Beltrami County Commissioner Joe Vene. Don Davis, Forum Communications Co.

Local governments want more flexibility, report looks at Minnesota potential

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ST. PAUL - Local government officials, including those from the Bemidji area, say they could help citizens better if the state got off their back.


State and local officials' relationship has eroded, according to Executive Director Jim Miller of the League of Minnesota Cities. "The relationship needs mending."

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