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Stevens County District Court Judge Gerald Seibel (left) and 8th Judicial District Chief Judge Paul Nelson speak to the Stevens County Citizens/County Board Facilities Project Advisory Committee this spring. Nelson, in a July 19 letter, announced court administration hours reductions in response to tightening budgets.

Jail committee discusses future with judges, DOC experts

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By Tom Larson

Sun Tribune

The panel reviewing Stevens County's $15 million building plan met with judges and present and past officials of Minnesota's Department of Corrections on Monday.


They might have left the 2-1/2-hour meeting with more questions than answers, given that ongoing discussions in the Minnesota Legislature could have a major impact on how the county's project progresses.

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