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South Washington County permit-to-carry applications jump in 2013

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The number of people issued a permit to carry a firearm jumped last year statewide and in south Washington County.

Sheriff’s offices across the state issued 60,471 permits in 2013, nearly double the 31,657 issued in 2012, according to data released last week by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

There were 3,319 permits issued last year in Washington County. That’s up from the 1,947 permits issued in the county in 2012.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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