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Jail plans put away for now

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Some improved jail population statistics have softened the blow from the county's failure to obtain state bonding money to build a Wadena County Justice Center, although the issue of jail space has not gone away, according to county officials, after an Aug. 2 special commissioner meeting.

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Lane Waldahl, chairman of the Wadena County Board, said the county simply cannot afford the proposed $16 million structure and could not bond the money during the previous legislative session.

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