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Top Washington County employees to see 5 percent pay increase


Washington County commissioners have approved 5 percent pay raises for top department heads while freezing their own salaries for next year.

Commissioners praised the work of County Attorney Pete Orput, Sheriff Bill Hutton and Administrator Molly O’Rourke before unanimously approving the increases on Dec. 10.

Orput, in his third year as the county’s top prosecutor, received a 5 percent increase, bringing his salary to $142,590 annually.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir has been a reporter/ photographer with the Woodbury Bulletin since 2011. She covers Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news around the city. Riham holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked for two other Forum Communications newspapers in Central Minnesota. Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.
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