When our editorial board members sought to define four issues  dominate our readers’ concerns, we quickly agreed violent crime, policing issues and drug trafficking had to be on our list.

And while these issues intertwine with almost every elected office, they converge in the Office of the Attorney General, the state’s chief legal officer. The office provides legal representation to over 100 state agencies, boards and commissions and represents Minnesota in state and federal court and administrative hearings. While these responsibilities are vast, our current climate focuses on crime, violence and policing.

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