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Morrison sheriff won't seek re-election

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Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel on Thursday announced he won’t seek a fourth term as sheriff this fall.

Wetzel, 49, said he hopes his successor will bring new energy and ideas to the office. He said that after 12 years as sheriff (when he concludes his term) and about 31 years with the Morrison County Sheriff’s Department a person’s “tank” starts to run dry.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
(218) 855-5860
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