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Kandiyohi County employees will take furloughs

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WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County employees -- from the top administrator to clerical workers -- will be taking one day off without pay this year to compensate for Gov. Tim Pawlenty's unallotment of funds.

The one-day work furlough will save the county $79,000 this year.

Next year, workers will take two days off without pay, for savings of about $158,000. The unpaid furloughs also apply to elected statutory officers: The county attorney, recorder, surveyor and auditor.

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