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County stung by stalemate at capitol


May 22, 2020

When the Minnesota Legislature ended earlier this week without passing major bonding and tax bills, those waiting for funding word in Carlton County had to feel the sting. The failure to meet the deadline, and the push into a likely special session in mid-June, has ramifications from water lines to school consolidation to the county jail funding prospects.

Remaining in limbo is the measure that would have brought millions into the Carlton-Wrenshall school consolidation plan. A planned August referendum, asking residents for money to pay for the consolidation, has been scuttled as the deadli...

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