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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.

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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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