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Money a factor for jail group

A lot of pieces to the puzzle for the Pierce County Jail Ad Hoc Committee got straightened out Thursday during its three-and-a-half-hour meeting.

Working with consultant Marvin Wilson, the committee narrowed down its recommendations to three with the biggest piece--cost--the only one left to figure out.

The three options are:

--A brand-new Justice Center. The county has already received a cost estimate for one.

--Build new and remodel.

--Retrofit the current jail and add space by staying within county property.

A new Justice Center has been explained in depth already. The other two scenarios were hatched out more Thursday.

For more please read the April 24 print version of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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