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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Article explores ups and downs of county attorney Backstrom

In case you missed it, Tuesday’s Star Tribune had an interesting article about Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom. Many of us know Jim not only as a tenacious prosecutor, but also as an engaging fellow who likes to spring his notorious Elvis impersonation on unsuspecting audiences.

But not everyone knows about the life experiences that have driven Backstrom in his work, including a sometimes less-than-idyllic childhood and the trauma of the 1992 Corinne Erstad case.

We at Minnesota Lawyer can say we knew him when: Backstrom was a Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year in 2002, and he’s contributed several interesting commentary pieces to our newspaper over the years.

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