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Local governments could take hit

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Tuesday proposed freezing the pay of state workers to help erase a $426 million budget shortfall.

State aid to local governments will be cut to help

plug a $426 million state budget deficit, Minnesota legislative leaders

said Tuesday.

Also, Gov. Tim Pawlenty said he will order a salary freeze for state employees to help address the deficit.

See the Sun Tribune Web site for more on this story Wednesday.