MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Thanks to help from the public, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office has a name for its newest K-9.

Drawing from over 1,200 suggestions and 600 unique names, the sheriff’s office chose the name Ragnar for its newest member.

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The department announced last week it would hold a naming contest for the 1-year-old German Shepherd. The dog is from Slovakia.

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Three people suggested the name, the sheriff’s department said. One of those people will get to meet Ragnar and his handler, Brad Kadlec.

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The sheriff’s office said Ragnar will probably make his first public appearance at the Benton County Fair in August.