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The exterior of the Kandiyohi County Jail in Willmar is shown July 30. A pod in the jail that had gone unused for about three years will be reopened Sept. 1 to accommodate an expected increase in the number of state prisoners housed there under a contract with the state Department of Corrections. Four new corrections officers will be hired as well. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

Kandiyohi County Jail licensed for full capacity starting Sept. 1 to accommodate more state prisoners


WILLMAR –– After sitting empty for about three years, an unused pod in the Kandiyohi County Jail will be reopened Sept.1, staffed with four new employees and ready for a new batch of prisoners from the state.

Under a new contract with the state Department of Corrections, Kandiyohi County could house up to 60 prisoners here. The current DOC population in the local jail is already at about 40.

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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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