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Wadena Mayor Wayne Wolden led a Friday news conference announcing a public relations campaign about the importance of state aid to cities. To his right is St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Cities campaign for state aid

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ST. PAUL -- Cities across Minnesota launched a public relations campaign to save state aid they receive, saying proposed budget cuts would cost police, fire and library jobs.


Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who wants to reduce those payments, says that cities could save some of those jobs by firing their lobbyists, such as those who organized the Web site.

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