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Security measures a good idea

Published 3:54am Monday, July 15, 2013 Updated 5:55am Monday, July 15, 2013

The Otter Tail County Courthouse has long used metal detectors and wands to protect its judges and courtrooms from harm. It just makes that the first line of protection should actually begin at the front entrance.

New security measures being installed at the courthouse will limit access to one entrance — on the north side facing Junius Street — with a metal detector and baggage screening machine.

Though Otter Tail County has never had a problem with people entering the courthouse, it’s just a good idea to take a proactive approach to any potential issues.

These security measures should eliminate incidents and ensure the safety of judges, attorneys, county staff and residents.

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