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Upper Sioux and Olivia police will get COPS funding

WASHINGTON -- The Upper Sioux Community near Granite Falls and the city of Olivia are among 14 Minnesota entities to receive federal recovery grants to support law enforcement through the Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, program.

The Upper Sioux Community will receive $180,064 and the city of Olivia $175,804, according to information provided Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

The funds are part of $1 billion in grants for the hiring and rehiring of law enforcement personnel throughout the country.

The funds are being distributed to 1,064 law enforcement agencies across the nation, with $11 million funding the hiring and rehiring of 53 law enforcement officers in Minnesota.