Nick Halter

CITY HALL UPDATE // City Council saves four firefighter jobs

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Minneapolis city officials found a way to save the jobs of four firefighters by making cuts to other departments, but the city is still scheduled to lay off six firefighters Sept. 14.

Council Member Betsy Hodges (13th Ward), who chairs the city’s budget committee, proposed eliminating 11 vacant city positions — a measure that will save the city enough money to keep four firefighters on duty at least through 2012. The council passed her proposal unanimously.

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