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Minnesota state Sen. Keith Langseth of Glyndon on Friday tells reporters that he is surprised House and Senate negotiators opted to drop a tax-break program that helps cities along the North Dakota border. With him is Sen. Linda Berglin of Minneapolis. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Legislature: Cities upset over GOP tax agreement

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ST. PAUL -- A Republican tax bill that cuts state payments to cities upset city leaders. The House-Senate tax conference committee agreed late Thursday to trim Local Government Aid as it wrapped up a tax bill, and phasing out aid to Duluth, St. Paul and Minneapolis. Comments rolled in all day Friday.


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