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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.


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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