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County settles lawsuit involving former deputy

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Hubbard County will pay an Akeley woman a structured settlement worth $640,000 to settle a lawsuit against it and a former deputy sheriff accused of sexually assaulting her while on duty.

The Hubbard County Board went into closed session Tuesday afternoon with its attorney and voted to allow the Minnesota Counties Insurance Trust to pay Kristy Barsch to settle her civil rights lawsuit.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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