Errors in court records can haunt offenders

The Star Tribune says thousands of court records that should show reduced or dismissed charges fail to register the change, often because of a computer glitch. Those errors can cost people jobs, loans and housing.
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The Star Tribune says thousands of court records that should show reduced or dismissed charges fail to register the change, often because of a computer glitch. Those errors can cost people jobs, loans and housing.

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