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Park Rapids will receive stimulus money for officer

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Park Rapids will be able to keep an officer after receiving another COPS grant.

Park Rapids Police Department will receive $179,326 over three years. The funding comes from federal stimulus dollars.

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Police Chief Terry Eilers said one of his current officers was hired under a previous COPS grant that expires Dec. 31. The new grant will allow the city to keep that officer, Eilers said.

Just 15 law enforcement departments across Minnesota will receive COPS grants.

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