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Minn. budget's fine print shows reach of plan

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- In the far corners of Gov. Mark Dayton's budget are lesser-heralded changes that would alter how Minnesota residents pay for and interact with their government from cradle to grave.

These fine-print details won't provoke the clashes of the governor's controversial sales or income tax plans. But they could dictate how the state tackles childhood obesity, stretches the availability of broadband Internet and disposes of old paint and carpet.

The recommendations are as consequential as opening public health insurance programs to 80,000 more people to as small-bore as giving the Science Museum $11,000 to foster field trips and other student outreach for schools in all 87 counties.

New or increased fees are sprinkled throughout the package. Insurance companies, mining prospectors and parents of newborns are among those who would pay more.

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