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Sheriff's pitch includes more jail nurses, crime van

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The Washington County Sheriff's Office is proposing to add one deputy, jail nurses, a crime van and upgrades to the 911 system.

The new initiatives are part of the proposed 2014 budget, which county officials have been reviewing before they vote on the preliminary tax levy in September.

Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton said 35 percent of the $28 million sheriff's office budget goes to the jail, while about 75 percent is personnel expenses.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir has been a reporter/ photographer with the Woodbury Bulletin since 2011. She covers Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news around the city. Riham holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked for two other Forum Communications newspapers in Central Minnesota. Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.
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