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Minnesota deputy's firing was proper, arbitrator rules; officer was involved in 33 crashes in 17 years of service

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By Al Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press

Todd County was within its rights to fire a former sheriff’s deputy, according to a state arbitrator.

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Mark Grinstead, who now serves as a part-time police officer for the city of Osakis, filed a grievance with the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services about his termination, claiming the county’s actions were without just cause.

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