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Kandiyohi County Human Resources Director Lynn Travaglio, from left, County Administrator Larry Kleindl and Sheriff Dan Hartog spoke recently about the transition underway in the Sheriff’s Office due to upcoming retirements. (Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange)

Change in pension prompts law enforcement retirements

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WILLMAR –– A change in how retirement benefits are calculated for Minnesota law enforcement officers has resulted in resignations across the state, including the retirement of four deputies in the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office that has caused a chain reaction in promotions, staffing assignments and hiring of new officers.


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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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