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Lincoln looking into litigation over financial problems

LINCOLN, N.D.--The Lincoln City Council is looking at possible litigation as the result of overpayment of at least $19,000 in wages earlier this year, according to Mayor Gerald Wise.

LINCOLN, N.D.-The Lincoln City Council is looking at possible litigation as the result of overpayment of at least $19,000 in wages earlier this year, according to Mayor Gerald Wise.

A private firm has been hired by the council once it discovered not enough was deducted from employees' wages, including income tax. The firm will assess city finances and what funds remain in the city's budget.

The Lincoln City Council closed a portion of its special meeting for more than 40 minutes Thursday to discuss litigation involving its financial stresses.

When council members reopened the public portion of the meeting, Justin Hagel, the city's attorney, indicated he will pursue action as requested by the council during the closed portion of the meeting. Lincoln is a bedroom community of Bismarck-Mandan.

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