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Our View: On Pertler, take good with the bad


September 25, 2020

It’s never pleasant to see someone going through troubled times, especially when such troubles are splayed across the newspapers for all your friends, neighbors, and colleagues to see.

In those situations, it’s not too hard to forget that the troubled person was also a dedicated public servant who spent most of his career fighting crime and administering justice, as an elected public servant dedicated to our community.

Such is the case of Thom Pertler, the former Carlton County attorney who lost re-election in 2018 and was recently disbarred. That he gave up his law license without a fi...

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