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Published January 20, 2013, 05:34 PM

Public pension plan is growing in Minnesota

(WDAY TV) -- The deficit for public pension plans for Minnesota government employees is growing.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) -- The deficit for public pension plans for Minnesota government employees is growing.

Right now it's underfunded by more than 16-billion dollars, that's 4 billion more than when lawmakers tried to shore up the problem in 2010. Experts say it's not reason for alarm, but 11 of the state's 12 public pension plans open to new members don't have the money to pay out promised benefits.

State troopers, public safety workers, local police and firefighters are among those with the largest gap.

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