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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'


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.

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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