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New county sheriff's focus: drugs, mental health issues

– By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent

New County Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons, who will be sworn into office on Jan. 8, will be challenged with law enforcement and how it relates to drug usage and mental illness in Otter Tail County. 

These issues also face county sheriffs and their deputies all across the state of Minnesota, and across the nation as well.

“Those of us in the sheriff’s office here in Otter Tail County will be closely working with county …