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Todd County deputy's firing was proper, arbitrator rules

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Todd County was within its rights to fire Todd County Deputy Mark Grinstead last May, according to a state arbitrator who issued a ruling in early January.


Grinstead, who now serves as a part-time police officer for the city of Osakis, filed a grievance with the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services about his termination, claiming that the county’s actions were without just cause.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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