Unfunded federal mandates leave townships in financial crunch as legislature cuts local aid
The smallest units of government will be the last to come out of the recession.
Those were the prognostications of David Fricke, executive director of the Minnesota Association of Townships, preaching to the choir last week.
He addressed a regional assembly of township officers, saying he was reporting "the sad notes of the (last) Legislative session."
Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=40&event=subscriber/lookup.
You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you.