Karl Sundquist will lead the St. Louis County Attorney's Range Division, assuming the role as head of those operations Aug. 1.

In a news release announcing the promotion, St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin said: "Karl brings experience in not only criminal law but also civil and public health and human services matters. Combined with his Range roots, Karl is well-suited to the challenges of this new undertaking."

Sundquist is a native of the city of Virginia who earned an undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, in 1998, before graduating from the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul in 2001. He has worked for the County Attorney's Office for 16 years, most recently as a prosecutor in the Virginia office.

"I am excited to have the opportunity to be a division head for the St. Louis County Attorney's Office on the Range," Sundquist said in a written statement. "It is a privilege to work with such exceptional people who work diligently serving the public in many different capacities in our Range communities."