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Watchdog group cites big pensions paid to some former Duluth, St. Louis County workers

The group United Taxpayers of America says 17 retired employees of Duluth and St. Louis County are bringing in pensions of more than $100,000 a year. The watchdog group argues that defined-benefit pensions should be replaced by contributions to accounts such as 401 (k)s. Union officials point out, though, that the vast majority of public retirees have much smaller pensions than the relatively few cases highlighted by the group.
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The group United Taxpayers of America says 17 retired employees of Duluth and St. Louis County are bringing in pensions of more than $100,000 a year. The watchdog group argues that defined-benefit pensions should be replaced by contributions to accounts such as 401 (k)s. Union officials point out, though, that the vast majority of public retirees have much smaller pensions than the relatively few cases highlighted by the group.

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