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Wadena County Sheriff Mike Carr works in his office Wednesday. The sheriff's office recently raised salaries for its part-time deputies by almost 60 percent. Photo by Zach Kayser

Wadena County deputies to get 60 percent raise

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Part-time deputies of the Wadena County Sheriff's Department will be getting a raise to $17.15 an hour as of Jan. 1, said Sheriff Mike Carr. The raise means an approximate 60 percent jump in pay for the deputies, and Carr said it's long overdue.


"It should probably have been one of the things we looked at three or four years ago," he said. "These guys put their lives on the line all the time for 10 bucks an hour."

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