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Lake Elmo resident Mark Deziel raised his voice in opposition to GOP ideas Thursday during a meeting at Woodbury City Hall. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

Critics flood GOP reform meeting in Woodbury


A Republican-led forum on reform issues drew numerous critics of GOP policy Thursday at a Woodbury City Hall meeting that became surprisingly partisan for organizers.

House Majority Leader Matt Dean, one of several lawmakers who led the meeting, said it was the first time the so-called "Reform 2.0" sessions had been overtaken by politics.

"The politics is counter-productive," Dean, R-Dellwood, said after the meeting. "It's a waste of time."

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Michael Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. His coverage includes local crime, legislative activity and prep sports. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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