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Officials go to Washington to make request for bridge project

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Stillwater Mayor Ken Harycki is not in the camp of those who think that "earmark" is a dirty word.

Earmarks, according to the federal Office of Management and Budget, are funds Congress provides for projects or programs in which the congressional action "circumvents the merit-based or competitive allocation process, or specifies the location or recipient."

But to Harycki, earmarks are what will provide funds to pay for a new St. Croix River crossing.

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