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CROW WING COUNTY BOARD: Detox unit to open in January

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Crow Wing County commissioners heard Tuesday the detox facility is expected to reopen here in January, later than the Oct. 1 date discussed earlier. 

Beth Wilms, Community Services director, said the number of people taken to detox is down and the transportation to other facilities is working smoothly at present.

Board Chairman Paul Thiede said if the numbers are down does that mean the county is in a position of creating the need for the detox facility by having one here?

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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