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Hundreds protest pension cuts at MN State Capitol

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A crowd of union workers went to the Minnesota State Capitol Saturday afternoon to protest pension cuts.

The rally started at 1 p.m., according to Teamsters Local 120 which has planned on attending the event since February.

The Star Tribune says hundreds of retired union workers and their families showed up in St. Paul and demanded the cuts be stopped. People carried signs, chanted and some even sang.

The cuts were proposed by the Central States Pension Fund, and would impact about 15,000 retired Minnesotans, KARE 11 says.

The station notes pension funds can reduce the amount of money they give out in order to avoid running out.

According to KSTP, the average pension cuts would be about 32 percent. Some news stations report cuts could be as high as 60 percent.

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan had been scheduled to speak at the event, but the Star Tribune says he was not able to attend.

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