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Council changes course on bad check policy

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The Wadena City Council passed a motion to rescind a proposed fee to prosecute bad checks and instead go with a diversion program.

The council also passed a motion to adopt a list of bad check write-offs in connection with the municipal liquor store and the golf course.

Charging a fee to deal with bad checks may be an illegal prosecution cost, city attorney Jeff Pederson said at the Dec. 14 meeting.

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