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A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Douglas County Jail took place Monday morning. Participating in the traditional shovel throw included (left to right) Michael Filippi, Integrity Group Inc.; Jerry Johnson, Bev Bales, Dan Olson and Norm Salto, Douglas County commissioners; Brad Lake and Jackie Notch, Douglas County Sheriff's Office; Paul Anderson, Douglas County commissioner; Troy Wolbersen, Douglas County sheriff; and Larry Filippi, Integrity Group Inc. Echo Press photo by Celeste Beam

Ground breaks for new Dougals County jail

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The ground was broken Monday morning on a project that has been in the works for several years.

The traditional groundbreaking ceremony took place for the Douglas County Jail at its new site along 3rd Avenue West - where Douglas County Public Works used to be - with Douglas County commissioners and representatives from Contegrity Group, Inc., the construction management firm working on the project.

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