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A $1 million pickle: Cities in area stand to lose $1 million in state cuts

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Alexandria stands to lose $661,124 - 6.5 percent of its total budget - if the latest budget proposal from the Minnesota Legislature is enacted.


House Republican leaders announced the plan Tuesday as part of an effort to plug the state's $6.2 billion budget deficit.

The plan leans heavily on reducing the amount of Local Government Aid (LGA) and Market Value Homestead Credit (MVHC) that cities expect to receive from the state this July.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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