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Heating help cut for 42,000 Minnesotans

Sen. Amy Klobuchar tells KARE-11 a change in a federal formula could reduce the heating aid available to Minnesotans by $160 million. But she says the change is still not a done deal.
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar tells KARE-11 a change in a federal formula could reduce the heating aid available to Minnesotans by $160 million. But she says the change is still not a done deal.

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