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Richard “Blackie” Blackwelder retired in 2008 as chief deputy of Yellow Medicine County. He has now written a book of stories about life as a law enforcement officer. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)

There’s humor too, but retired officer ‘Blackie’ tells of real-life drama when wearing the badge

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GRANITE FALLS — Take one cop with a penchant for playing pranks, plunk him down in a rural county for 34 years, and what do you get?

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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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