Minnesota Attorney General Ellison visits Mankato

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison was in Mankato yesterday, asking the state legislature to fund additional staffing for his office. 

Ellison is asking for $1.8 million to hire seven more full-time prosecutors and two legal assistants. 

Many county offices, especially in Greater Minnesota, are small and have a large caseload, so the state attorney general’s office provides resources for counties on complex cases that require a lot of hours. 

Ellison said there were 12 state prosecutors in the past, but there are currently just three.

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