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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer brought his Freedom and Prosperity bus tour to Bemidji on Thursday night. Here, he talks about creating a smaller government, not just cutting government. He and GOP constitutional officer candidates held a rally at the Beltrami County Courthouse cupola. Pioneer Photo/Brad Swenson

Emmer pushes smaller government

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Cutting state government isn't the issue, says Republican Tom Emmer. It's reforming state government to end up with a smaller one.

"People in this state realize that government has gotten too big, "Emmer said Thursday night in a rally in Bemidji. "They understand this isn't a part thing. This isn't about being a Democrat or a Republican. This is about being a Minnesotan."


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