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Winona County approves agreement to send more prisoners to Houston County



More prisoners from Winona County could be sent to the Houston County jail in the near future.

The Winona County Board has approved a plan which would guarantee room in the Caledonia jail for at least 15 inmates from Winona County, on a short-term basis.

The state of Minnesota has ordered Winona County to close its current jail by the fall of 2021 unless improvements or other arrangements for housing prisoners are made.

The county jails in Wabasha and Red Wing also could take more prisoners from Winona, under plans now being discussed by several counties.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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