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Offenders in the sentence to serve program perform a variety of services for the county, including collecting material to be recycled, as seen in the photo above. Pictured clockwise from left are Jorge Solis, Angel Conde and Pedro Martin III. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

County, seeing the value in the work produced, picks up much larger tab for its sentence to serve program


WILLMAR -- A popular corrections program that puts offenders to work on community cleanup projects is going to cost Kandiyohi County more money to operate.

Last month the state cut funding for the sentence to service program in half. As a result, some counties are eliminating their programs.

Kandiyohi County will continue its program, is expected to take over the program for Big Stone County and is discussing similar agreements with other counties.

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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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