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Press File Photo by Dustin Monke Law enforcement surrounds a house south of Gladstone where escaped fugitives holed up a year ago today.

A year ago today 4 fugitives took on local law enforcement


Four Alabama fugitives who were involved in a standoff near Gladstone that ended a year ago today cost Stark County nearly $80,000, officials say. North Dakota taxpayers will continue paying for them as they serve their prison sentences -- which vary from 7.5 years to 20 years.

Stark County officials wonder if an Alabama prison is to blame for the incident and whether they can make the prison cover some of the costs.

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