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More creative efforts needed to 'Back the Blue'

–Many localities struggle to recruit, retain officers

Communities statewide are struggling to fill vacant law enforcement positions. Recent legislative measures for grants to attract officers with one-off bonuses and more advertising haven't filled the many openings, community leaders say.

The situation is particularly problematic in smaller communities, they say, with housing and other service shortfalls.

The recent deaths of officers in Fargo and B...

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