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Sheriff Lake, County Attorney Ketola lead together


February 22, 2019

When County Coordinator Dennis Genereau asserted that Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake and Carlton County Attorney Lauri Ketola made state history, he was almost right.

The two may be the first women in northern Minnesota to lead county law enforcement together. However, they follow a southern Minnesota duo -- Sheriff Terese Amazi and County Attorney Kristen Nelson -- in terms of making state history.

"I hadn't given it much thought," Sheriff Kelly Lake noted about the idea of all-female leadership. "I am just happy that I know I can work well with our county attorney. We lead by example....

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