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Cravaack visits Park Rapids

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Constituents gathered for a town hall meeting with U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack Monday night in Park Rapids.

Cravaack gave a brief presentation about the federal budget and deficit at Century School.

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"In 2010, the budget was $3.5 trillion," he said. "Of that, about 60 percent is autopilot spending, or mandated."

The mandated spending includes Social Security, Medicare and other programs that are required to be paid.

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