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State lawmakers proposing 3-into-1 county merger in central Minn.

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ST. PAUL -- Three central Minnesota lawmakers are backing a measure to merge Stearns and Benton counties with a portion of Sherburne County. Lawmakers are expected to introduce a similar bill to the state House of Representatives.

The bill, introduced Monday by Sen. Tarryl Clark, DFL-St. Cloud, also includes Haven Township. Rep. Larry Hosch, DFL-St. Joseph, and Rep. Larry Haws, DFL-St. Cloud, are creating a similar bill to present to the House.

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