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Sargent County officials find county worker passed out at controls of road grader; sheriff frustrated he wasn't told

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By Archie Ingersoll / The Forum

FORMAN, N.D. – Sargent County Sheriff Travis Paeper says he wishes his office would have been called last week when county officials touring highway construction sites came across a county worker who was passed out behind the controls of a road grader idling in the middle of County Road 1 near Milnor.


But instead of the sheriff, the state’s attorney was called, and the worker, who resigned Friday, was given a ride home, Paeper said.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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