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Correction

A photo cutline in Friday’s edition regarding the Truman Stagemasters’ musical “Disney 101 Dalmation Kids” listed an incorrect time for Saturday’s performance. The play will start at 1 p.m. today at the school auditorium in Truman.

Pork Masters golf outing slated

FAIRMONT — Martin County Pork Producers and the Agri-Business and Ambassador committees of the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 27th annual Minnesota State Pork Masters golf outing on July 22 at Interlaken Golf Club, Fairmont.

Martin County is Minnesota’s leading pork-producing county. The event recognizes the importance of the pork industry to the county and the state while raising funds for ag scholarships and ag awareness.

Lunch and dinner are provided for participants.

The event is designed for all golf enthusiasts regardless of their level of ability. Golf registration is limited to sponsors and pork producers only. There will be games and prizes featured at every hole. About 250 golfers are expected to participate.

For golf or sponsorship information, call Miranda at the Chamber office at (507) 235-5547.

Jury awards $585K to officer

ST. PAUL (AP) — A federal jury in Minnesota has awarded $585,000 to a police officer who alleged that 58 fellow officers from the Minneapolis Police Department broke a federal privacy law by searching for her driver’s license data without a lawful purpose.

The jury returned its verdict Wednesday in St. Paul in favor of Amy Krekelberg. Her attorneys said other officers improperly searched for her private data 87 times from 2009 to 2013 –accessing information including her photograph, address, age, height, and weight — inflicting emotional distress in the process.

Human Rights Watch said in a statement Friday that the case was one of 14 federal lawsuits across the country making similar claims, and that it highlights the need for stronger data protections.

“The Minnesota case shows that without strong protections, police officers may abuse their data access — even by invading the privacy of their fellow officers, particularly women,” said Sarah St. Vincent, a researcher at Human Rights Watch who observed the trial.

Krekelberg filed her lawsuit in 2013 after requesting an audit. The lookups happened both while she was a Minneapolis Park Police officer and after she joined the Minneapolis Police Department in 2012, her lawyers alleged.

City spokespeople did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.

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