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Cities, counties brace for cuts

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If Governor Tim Pawlenty's budget proposal is approved, local governments would have to come up with some creative new ways of saving money.

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Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness listed a few possibilities:

Letting the snow sit longer on city streets.

Not mowing city parks as often, perhaps calling on volunteers in the neighborhood to pitch in with the mowing.

Holding off on filling the positions of city employees who retire.

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