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Published February 28, 2011, 02:50 PM

MN Deficit Shrinks; Dayton Drops Income Surtax

Minnesota's projected budget deficit shrank by a fifth to $5 billion on Monday, prompting Gov. Mark Dayton to withdraw his proposal for a 3 percent temporary surtax on top incomes and reduce proposed cuts to nursing homes and other health and welfare programs.

By: Martina Lohn , Associated Press

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