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Goodhue County Attorney

The Office of County Attorney is an elective office created by the State Legislature pursuant to Article 12 5.3 of the Constitution of the State of Minnesota.

The duties of the County Attorney are statutory as established by the legislature. Such duties include appearing for the County in all cases in which the County is a party; advising the County Board of Commissioners and County Officers; prosecuting criminal matters on behalf of the State of Minnesota in which jurisdiction lies in Goodhue County; giving assistance and advice to the Grand Jury; processing juvenile petitions; processing petitions alleging mental illness, mental retardation, and chemical dependency; assisting the Welfare Department in regard to enforcement of child support and paternity matters; representing petitioners for children in need of protection and service matters; and acting as attorney for certain state agencies in regard to local matters.


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