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LGA, rural issues separate governor candidates

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's three major governor candidates picked up their rural campaigns in recent weeks, after a barrage of Twin Cities debates and fund-raising needs keep them off the farm and out of many communities.


Campaigning away from big-city lights features one favorite question, especially from city officials, about Local Government aid, state payments designed to pump cash into city coffers when local property taxes cannot support basic services.

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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.