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Brief: Byrne grants awarded in region

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar announced Friday that southwest Minnesota municipalities will receive $121,782 for law enforcement efforts as part of the recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 

Minnesota will receive more than $29 million in federal funding in Byrne Grants to help save and create jobs for law enforcement.

Byrne Grants provide support to local law enforcement authorities for multi-jurisdictional drug task forces, anti-gang efforts, specialized prosecutors and other crime-fighting initiatives.

Receiving funding in this area were Nobles County and the City of Worthington, $19,145; and Rock County, $20,740.