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Rural areas get less of state aid pie

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By State Rep. Paul Anderson, District 12B Starbuck, MN Responding to the needs of local units of government, the Legislature during the last session increased funding for Local Government Aid (LGA) to the tune of well over $100 million. In the past, that money had been allocated based on a complicated formula that favored rural Minnesota, along with the state’s two largest cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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