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Woman wins $275,000 in lawsuit against Roseau County over vehicle seizure

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A woman who sued Roseau County, Minn., claiming a sheriff's deputy injured her and violated her civil rights, has been awarded a settlement of $275,000, County Attorney Lisa Hanson said.

Shelly Suronen, 47, got into a physical altercation with the deputy, Chad Maurstad, when he tried to seize a vehicle in July 2008 at a home in Badger, Minn., Hanson told the Herald on Friday.

Suronen alleged her arms were injured when Maurstad handcuffed her, Hanson said.

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