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County expands search for jail funding

Carlton County commissioners are hoping the state will come through with close to 10 times the amount of bonding money previously allocated for the new justice center/jail during the new legislative session, as lawmakers decide what to do with a $7.7 billion surplus.

Carlton County will ask the state for $22.5 million for the new justice center/jail, with the county promising to match the request. The cost of the construction is now estimated at $60 to $70 million.

With many of the plans made, the county is now trying to put together a funding package to help pay for the cost of the new facili...

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