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Rep. Dave Hancock, right, R-Bemidji, asks a question about regulations and paperwork during a mental health forum Saturday morning at North Country Regional Hospital. At left is Sen. John Carlson, R-Bemidji. Pioneer Photo/Brad Swenson

Lawmakers told community mental health services lacking

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Two Bemidji lawmakers heard Saturday what they didn't want to hear -- ways to spend money the state doesn't have.

But if they do, the state will save money in the long run in more expensive medical care and in law enforcement, mental health officials told Sen. John Carlson and Rep. Dave Hancock, both Bemidji Republicans.


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