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Hraychuck, Harsdorf promote new state DNA collection law

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Two western Wisconsin lawmakers are introducing legislation to require that DNA samples be taken when suspects are arrested on felony charges.

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Twenty-one other states have implemented this procedure, which is aimed at stopping repeat criminals, said Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls.

"By catching the offender, you prevent additional crimes from being committed," said Harsdorf, explaining that DNA collected from a suspect arrested on one charge could solve other cases.

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