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Law Library needs help from criminal offenders

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Park Rapids Enterprise
Law Library needs help from criminal offenders
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

Hubbard County's law library is running in the red.

That means persons running afoul of the law will soon foot the bill.

Facing a $2,600 deficit, the County Law Library Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to increase the law library fee for petty misdemeanors from $5 to $10.

The board said that rate "is comparable to what neighboring counties assess."

The library brings in revenues of $1,300 monthly, but costs for legal research materials run nearly $1,000 a month. That doesn't include periodic book costs.

If approved by the county commission, the fee will rise July 1.

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