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Freeborn County Sheriff wins battle over salary

The courts have ruled in Sheriff Kurt Freitag's favor.

Posted: Aug 1, 2019 10:31 PM
Updated: Aug 2, 2019 10:25 AM

ALBERT LEA, Minn. - After filing a request through the courts, Freeborn County Sheriff Kurt Freitag is learning he will receive the salary he was hoping for.

Back in May, KIMT News 3 told you the Sheriff was hoping to up his $97,000 salary.

This is after researching other counties and learning sheriffs in similarly-sized areas averaged a salary closer to $120,000.

Thursday, Sheriff Freitag told KIMT News 3's Katie Lange the courts have ruled in his favor.

His new salary comes out to $113,000.

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