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Democratic House 4A candidate Mark Thorson of Bemidji talks about the need to "fuel the engine" to get the economy going during a one-candidate forum Thursday night at the American Indian Resource Center. He faces Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, in the Aug. 10 DFL primary. Pioneer Photo/ Brad Swenson

House 4A DFL primary: Thorson says he would 'fuel the engine'

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To help solve a $5 billion state budget deficit, DFL candidate Mark Thorson would "fuel the engine" with investments that pay back, he said Thursday night.

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But he doesn't yet know where the infusion of money would come from, other than suggesting borrowing it and having it paid back by the return on investment.

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