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Former state official Kevin Goodno, a Moorhead native, says Minnesotans should expect more budget problems in the future. As co-chairman of a state budget commission, he said that the state's aging population will result in more health-care program demands and fewer taxes being paid. (Don Davis/St. Paul Bureau)

Minnesota budget deficit likely to get worse

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ST. PAUL - Legislators haven't started to balance the next Minnesota state budget, but they're already being warned that the $4.85 billion deficit they face is nothing compared to what is coming.

"The problem, in fact, is going to get worse," former state Finance Commissioner Jay Kiedrowski said.

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