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Published July 01, 2010, 07:59 AM

Interim sheriff named in Rolette County

ROLLA, N.D. (AP) — Rolette County commissioners have appointed Chief Deputy Melvin Frank as interim sheriff, following the death Monday of Sheriff Tony Sims.

ROLLA, N.D. (AP) — Rolette County commissioners have appointed Chief Deputy Melvin Frank as interim sheriff, following the death Monday of Sheriff Tony Sims.

Sims died in his Rolla home at the age of 65. County officials said he died following a brief illness but did not elaborate.

Residents and businesses are being asked to fly flags at half-staff in Sims' memory until the end of the day Saturday.

Frank will serve as sheriff until the November election.

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