Your Local Sheriff Wants You - And Pronto


November 27, 2021

Roseau County Sheriff Steve Gust

by Jeff Olsen

Roseau County Sheriff Steve Gust isn't looking for any stick-up artists, swindlers, check bouncers, or carjackers.

In fact, in a way, he's in the hot seat with the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

"We're short on manpower at the jail," he said last week, admitting that they're running their detention center with one less jailer than is required by state law.

"We've got two shifts per day and each shift has two people - a dispatcher and a jailer," he said, noting that the Minnesota Department of Corrections found the Roseau County Detention Center to be in non-compliance wi...

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