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Gov. Tim Walz wants $16 million for ambulance services in greater Minnesota

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota governor's office wants $16 million to help ailing ambulance services in the state, according to a proposal put forth by Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan on Monday, March 18.

"Last year, we took historic steps to make Minnesota the best state in the nation for families. This year, we're focused on putting that work into action while maintaining a responsible, balanced budget," Walz said in a statement. "From rural ambulance services to water quality infrastructure, we are addressing some of our most pressing statewide needs and delivering on core government services."

Low pay, employee retention and insufficient federal reimbursement have left much of Greater Minnesota with unacceptably slow emergency response times - up to 90 minutes in some places.


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