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Assistant Becker County Attorney (right) receives the Greater Minnesota Prosecutor award from the Commissioner of Public Safety, Ramona Dohman.

Assistant county attorney receives MADD award

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When Assistant Becker County Attorney Tammy Merkins successfully prosecuted a deadly drinking and driving accident last year, she didn't expect an award for it.


That is exactly what she got, though, as MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) handed her the Greater Minnesota Prosecutor Award on March 9.

The award recognized a particular case tried by Merkins, in which four people were killed and two seriously injured in an accident near Pine Point in July of 2009.

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