County Attorney


The people of Cook County elect the County Attorney to act as the chief prosecutor for crimes occurring in Cook County and the City of Grand Marais and to advise the county board and staff upon all matters in which the county is or may be interested. The additional statutory duties of the County Attorney are many and diverse. Neither the County Attorney nor the Assistant County Attorney are allowed to advise citizens in their private affairs.


The County Attorney’s Office seeks to preserve and improve public safety through criminal prosecution, protect the vulnerable through civil action, and advise county leadership toward serving the best interests of the People of Cook County.

Our goals are to:
  • Reach just resolution of conflicts in an even-handed and consistent manner,
  • Remain accessible to the public for the purpose of explaining the judicial process and preserving access to justice, and
  • Aid citizens in becoming their own advocates by connecting them to free legal resources and supporting the Cook County Law Library.
Related Links:

Minnesota Statute Chapter on County Attorney
Minnesota County Attorneys Association

Contact Us

Molly Hicken
County Attorney

Jeanne Monson
Assistant County Attorney

411 W. 2nd Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604
PH: 218.387.3670
FAX: 218.387.3072

Monday – Friday
8am – 4pm
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