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Cook County Board votes to oust attorney after sex conviction


GRAND MARAIS — The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to remove County Attorney Tim Scannell from office, six days after his conviction on two felony sex crimes.

The five-member board made the decision at a special meeting. The vote came after discussion with St. Cloud-based attorney Dyan Ebert, who was hired by the county to advise the board on the Scannell matter.

Assistant County Attorney Molly Hicken was appointed as Scannell’s successor.

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