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David Sander, an inspector with Wisconsin's Weights and Measures office, tests the weight of pre-packaged sausage. Inspectors use a random sample to determine if food and other items meet the weight standards set by the state. Photo by Jeff Holmquist

Are you getting what you pay for?

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Ever wonder if you're receiving all the gasoline you've paid for at the pump?

Or wondered if the scale at the grocery store's checkout counter is accurately weighing your bag of grapes?

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Wonder no more.

For the most part, customers across Wisconsin are getting what they pay for from businesses.

That fact is, in part, thanks to a cadre of state-employed inspectors who are assigned the sometimes tedious task of testing equipment around Wisconsin.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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