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More officers are using Tasers to subdue suspects during combative arrests. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

A LONG HOT SUMMER: AGGRAVATION AND ALCOHOL, Taser use rises

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It's been a summer of ornery encounters.

Whether due to the heat, the humidity, the economy, the alcohol or drugs, cops and deputies in Hubbard County have been involved in several skirmishes this summer arresting suspects.

Officers have checked in at the emergency room for stitches and to have welts, bruises and other injuries checked out.

"We've been Tasering more people lately," said Park Rapids Police Chief Terry Eilers.

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

(218) 732-3364
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