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MONTEVIDEO -- Budget-driven decisions will keep more inmates behind bars in Lac qui Parle and Swift counties as the heat of summer arrives.


Decisions to stop funding their participation in the sentence-to-serve program as of July 1 means a number of inmates in the two counties will no longer be leaving their cells for work sites.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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