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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

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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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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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