Local governments, including Alexandria, plan for cuts
ST. PAUL - Minnesota mayors said state budget reductions could result in fewer city services, but some rural elected officials say public safety cuts would be off the table.
Any reduction in state aid to his city will result in hiring delays and trimmed services, Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness said.
Ness said Alexandria's plan to hire two new police officers already is on hold because of budget uncertainties, but he is not looking to reduce the police force.
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