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Becker County’s bill to board inmates adds to urgency of jail solution

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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- When the numbers are crunched, the Becker County staff sees a real need for a new jail soon.

The county paid $25,000 last month to Hubbard County for housing inmates who won’t fit in Becker County’s facility. Becker is estimated to pay $300,000 to $400,000 a year to Hubbard County. And that doesn’t include transportation costs.

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