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St. Croix jail lawsuit settles for $1 million

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St. Croix County, its insurer and a company that provided medical services to inmates have agreed to pay $1 million to the family of a 28-year-old man who died in jail.

An out-of-court settlement was reached with the family of Brandon Lee Hessler, New Richmond, who died March 18, 2007, three days after being booked into the county jail in Hudson.

U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb approved the agreement last Thursday.

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