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The recently constructed Wabasha County Justice Center opened its new Jail Wednesday. -- R-E photo by Jon Swedien

Wabasha County opens new jail

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WABASHA - County officials capped a $21 million project here Wednesday with the opening of a new jail.

Now, the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office is transferring its inmates from Red Wing, where they've been held for two and a half years, to the county's newly built justice center.

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The Minnesota Department of Corrections shut down Wabasha County's old jail in 2007 after inspectors deemed the facility unfit.

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