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By Dan Rudy 

Wrangell to go without wildlife trooper for foreseeable future


WRANGELL — The Wrangell area will be without an Alaska Wildlife Trooper for the foreseeable future, according to the state agency’s Juneau office. The vacancy was created by the transfer of Trooper Scott Bjork to the Juneau area earlier this month.

Citing budgetary constraints, head of Southeast Detachment Lieutenant Jon Streifel confirmed Monday the post will remain unfilled until the department knows what the upcoming budget will look like.

“It’s a new transition,” he said.

As the new legislative session convenes this week in Juneau, state legislators have a $3.5 billion budget...

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