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Cities warn that next year will be rough


ST. PAUL - Minnesota city leaders say they have trimmed spending gently for the past six years, with the public feeling little impact, but those days may be over.

With $44 million being trimmed from state aid cities expected this year and more than $100 million next year, mayors, council members and city administrators say the public soon will begin to feel the cuts.

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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.