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Park Rapids city prosecuting attorney seeing increase in cases

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Prosecuting attorney Don Dearstyne has seen an increase in caseloads for Park Rapids in the last year and requested an increase in the budget for 2010.

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The city of Park Rapids has a contract with county attorney Dearstyne for prosecuting criminal cases. He is requesting $3,166 per month in 2010, an increase of about $330 per month from 2009.

"Our caseload, from the city's standpoint, has increased," he said. "Forfeitures have also increased."

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