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Sen. Matt Schmit addresses Goodhue County Board at the Cannon Valley Fairgrounds Monday. Schmit was thanked for his work on silica sand legislation and for his part in securing funding for the Highway 52 and County Road 9 interchange project. (Republican Eagle photo by Michael Brun)

A fair look at taxes, sand, roads


CANNON FALLS -- Sen. Matt Schmit, DFL-Red Wing, gave a recap of his inaugural legislative session to Goodhue County Board members Monday as they met at the Cannon Valley Fair. He highlighted the biennial budget and his work on local concerns like silica sand regulation and the Highway 52 and County Road 9 interchange.

"We got our work done on time," said Schmit, alluding to the 2011 budgeting process that resulted in the longest government shutdown in the state's history.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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