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A provision in the public safety/judiciary omnibus bill would authorize the Corrections Department to reopen and run the currently closed, privately owned Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton, Minnesota. (Submitted photo: Swift County)

Lawmakers mull reopening of Appleton prison

Accord on reopening a former private prison as a state-run facility hangs on a single phrase in the massive public safety/judiciary omnibus bill, according to a GOP legislator pushing to reopen the Appleton facility.

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Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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