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Portage County collecting on warrants by sending postcards

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The Portage County Sheriff's Department is using a unique way to track down people with outstanding warrants.
They're sending postcards, telling people they're on the department's list.
A deputy says there are more than 1100 outstanding warrants in Portage County.
They started sending the postcards two weeks ago and say one man already came in who owed money for ten years, but didn't realize it.
Daniel Kontos/Portage County Sheriff's Dept. Chief Deputy: "With 1100 active warrants you have to understand that is a lot of man power.  We don't have people dedicated to go look for people with warrants.  Many of the warrants are outside of our jurisdiction, they are across Wisconsin or across the country."
The sheriff's department says this is a cost-effective way to track down people with outstanding warrants.
They're also listed on the Portage county sheriff's department website.
If your name is on the list, and you've already paid up, get in contact with the clerk of courts.

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