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Washington County Attorney Pete Orput wants to change how cases are assigned to prosecutors in his office. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

For Washington County attorney, big plans and tight budget

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Pete Orput promised himself he would not call for any changes within his first 90 days in office.

Orput admits he has already broken that promise, but submits that it's a minor change: the newly elected Washington County attorney has encouraged his staff to partake in casual Fridays - provided they are not in trial or meeting with witnesses.


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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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