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Wadena County Commissioners: Sheriff asks for equitable compensation

by Trinity Gruenberg

The Wadena County Commissioners held their regular meeting on October 3.

Salaries for appointed officials

Sheriff Mike Carr Jr. shared some information with the commissioners. He has been in law enforcement for 29 years, with a bachelor’s degree in criminal science, he has leadership skills and specialized training, has an extensive background of experience and oversees a 24/7-365 day operation. Carr has been elected for five terms. He receives just over 50 percent of market value. Carr explained he should be making around $134,710 if he were to keep up with his fellow elected officials....


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