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Chip Cravaack held a town hall forum in Park Rapids Monday night. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack holds town hall meet in Park Rapids

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Constituents gathered for a town hall meeting with U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack Monday night in Park Rapids.

Cravaack gave a brief presentation about the federal budget and deficit at Century School.


"In 2010, the budget was $3.5 trillion," he said. "Of that, about 60 percent is autopilot spending, or mandated."

The mandated spending includes Social Security, Medicare and other programs that are required to be paid.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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