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County department heads roll up their sleeves on the 2009 budget

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The Wadena County Board called county department heads to a joint budget meeting July 17 to work on setting a 2009 budget within the 3.9 percent levy limit the Minnesota Legislature mandated this year.

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Commissioner Orv Meyer said department heads need to realize the seriousness of the situation he believes is about to happen. Inflation is going up, the dollar value is going down, and the housing market continues to crash, he said. Cass County has already laid off six people.

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