Duluth joins call for Congress to trim military spending


Duluth has joined a list of cities urging Congress to look to the Pentagon as it cuts spending to reduce the budget deficit. The city council passed a resolution this week calling on Washington to focus cutbacks on the military rather than domestic programs. One council member says federal grants to Duluth have shrunk by 40 percent during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A group that goes by the acronym MN ASAP (Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project) is encouraging local governments to pass the resolution.

Minneapolis did so earlier this month. In October St. Paul became the first city in the state to approve it.

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