Thanks to Pawlenty, Detroit Lakes wins the battle, but loses the LGA war
The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities nearly doubled the amount of money it spent lobbying the Legislature last year -- from about $600,000 to about $1 million.
It was a bold gamble, and paid off handsomely in preserving Local Government Aid to cities -- or would have, if not for Gov. Tim Pawlenty and his unilateral "unallotment" cuts.
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