A lawyer who twice led the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota has been appointed as special prosecutor to determine whether criminal charges are warranted against Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell for his relationship with a teenage girl.
The St. Louis County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution Tuesday supporting a land swap between the federal and state governments for 86,000 acres in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. But the board doesn’t necessarily like the land swap bill that outgoing U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack passed through the House in September.
Tim Scannell and Molly Hicken were a team on Dec. 15 when they and their courtroom bailiff saved each others’ lives by disarming a man who forced his way into the Cook County Attorney’s office in Grand Marais and shot Scannell three times. They'll be a team again today when they run the 13.1-mile Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.
A nursing assistant at a Grand Marais nursing home was cited for abuse for pulling two residents by the arms and speaking to one in a “disrespectful manner,” according to a state report made public on Wednesday.
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