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County to hire new jail administrator

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Since Rollie Oelfke retired as chief jailer from the Becker County Sheriff's Department last November, the position has remained unfilled.


With the action taken by the County Board of Commissioners this past Tuesday, Oelfke officially became the last person who would ever hold that position.

The board voted unanimously to approve a request from County Sheriff Tim Gordon to eliminate the chief jailer's post and replace it with a new position -- a corrections administrator.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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