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Update -- Lawmakers change time of Alex town hall meeting

Lawmakers will be visiting communities around the state to get input on the governor's budget recommendations and listen to the public's ideas to address the state's $4.8 billion budget deficit. The Greater Minnesota meetings will take place on Thursday, Feb. 19 and Friday, Feb. 20.

The schedule for area meetings on Thursday, Feb. 19 is:

• Willmar: 6 p.m. at Kennedy Elementary School, 824 7th St. S.W., Willmar.

The schedule for area meetings on Friday, Feb. 20 will be:

• Alexandria: 4 p.m. at Alexandria City Hall, 704 Broadway, Alexandria

• Additionally, the Senate Tax Committee will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Minnesota State University Moorhead, Comstock Union, 1104 7th Ave. S., Moorhead.