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Rep. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, and Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria. Photo by Don Davis, St. Paul Capitol Bureau.

Westrom, Ingebrigtsen press to move prisoners to Appleton

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By Don Davis

and James Parthun

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL - Some Minnesota legislators want to move more prisoners from state facilities to a private prison, saving the state $12 million in the next two years.


Others object, saying prisons should be a state, not private, enterprise.

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