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One of the projects the Sentencing to Service crews took on a few years ago was repainting the grandstand building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. (Echo Press file photo)

County supports an honest day's work: STS contract renewed, grant received for hazard mitigation plan

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At their Tuesday meeting, Douglas County commissioners renewed a joint powers agreement with the state of Minnesota for the purpose of operating a Sentencing to Service (STS) program.


Sheriff Troy Wolbersen said the program has been used for several years.

STS allows criminals who have been identified as "non-dangerous offenders" to perform community work service in lieu of a jail sentence or fine. In Douglas County, STS only applies to working off fines.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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