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Duluth benefits fix bill may expand to other cities


ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota legislative proposal to help Duluth city officials cover a retirement benefits fund deficit could expand into one to help other local governments in similar positions.

"We can use their bill as a vehicle to help us with our statewide problems," Rep. Gene Pelowski, DFL-Winona, said Wednesday after his government operations committee unanimously sent the Duluth measure to another panel.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.