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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Many Minnesota's counties are weighing options on what to do with an abundance of jail space.

Declining crime rates and a jail-building boom have left many counties with a surplus of jail cells. Houston County is just months away from opening its new jail. But, county commissioners have talked about letting it sit empty to save money.


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