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Police station now number one priority

A new police station is now Petersburg’s number one capital project according to the City Council’s newly-revised wish-list for state money. The replacement of North Harbor, which has most of its funding in place, is now number two. The council finalized the legislative priority list Monday night after public testimony and a spirited debate over which of those two projects should go at the top. Matt Lichtenstein reports:

 

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