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ST.LOUISCOUNTYATTORNEYWhenIamaskedWhatdoesthecountyattorneydoIusuallyreplythatweprosecutecrimesprotectvulnerableadultsandchildrenindangerovictimizationandprovideexpertlegalcounseltotheCountyBoardanddepartmentsinsupportotheworkoguidingcountybusiness.Attheheartoourday-to-daydutiesisthededicationtotheunfnishedworktobringairnessandjusticetoourcommunity.In2013wecommemoratedtheanniversariesotworemarkablespeechesaboutAmerica.Ithasbeenmorethan50yearssinceDr.MartinLutherKingJr.sharedhisIHaveaDreamspeechand150yearssinceAbrahamLincolndeliveredhisGettysburgAddress.Bothothesespeechesinspiredpeopletogreateraction.Thewordscontinuetostirapassionwithinoursoulsbutasweallknowactionsspeaklouderthanwords.AterLincolnandaterKinggoodpeoplewhoheardthecallmadeadecisiontodedicatethemselvestotheworktodowhatneededtobedone.Thisdecisionismadeeverydaybytheattorneysandstadoingtheworkothecountyattorneysofce.FollowingLincolnsdirectivewesteadastlyremaindedicatedheretotheunfnishedworkoensuringsaetyvictimsrightsprotectingchildrenaswellastherightotheaccusedtobepresumedinnocentuntilprovenguilty.HeedingDr.Kingscallwestriveorairnessusingthehighplaneodignityanddisciplinetoachievejusticewithinthelegalsystem.Weservethedreamoequalitybyenablingthemostvulnerableamongustosecuretheirrighttospecialcareprotectionandsupportiveservices.Thispastyeartheworkhasincludedoursharedleadershipincombatingjuvenilesextrafcking.Wevecollaboratedwithlawenorcementinaddressingthescourgeodomesticviolence.Webuiltafrst-classdiversionprogramwhichmoreeectivelyholdsjuvenileoendersaccountableortheirconduct.Wealsodratedandreviewedarecordnumberocontractsorourdepartments.ThemurderoTrinaLangenbrunnerhadbeenunsolvedornearly13years.Thiscasewasanincrediblechallengebutwecontinuedtoworkwithlawenorcementinaprosecutioneortinwhichnoonegaveup.AsaresultthepersonresponsibleorTrinasdeathwaschargedconvictedandwillbeinprisonoralmost40years.Therewillalwaysbeunfnishedworktodobutwededicateourselvesonyourbehal--thecitizensoSt.LouisCounty--tocontinuetoworkatmakingourcommunityasaerandmorejustplacetolive.LetterfromSt.LouisCountyAttorneyMarkS.RubinDedicatedheretotheunfnishedwork.WWW.STLOUISCOUNTYMN.GOVCOUNTYATTORNEY3BoardofCountyCommissioners1stDistrictFrankJewell2ndDistrictPatrickBoyle3rdDistrictChrisDahlberg4thDistrictMikeForsman5thDistrictPeteStauber6thDistrictKeithNelson7thDistrictSteveRaukarMarkRubinSt.LouisCountyAttorneyONFRONTCOVERTheannualreportcoverartwasphotographedintheVeteransMemorialHallattheDepotinDuluthandisemblematicotheGrandArmyotheRepublicGAR.ThatraternalorganizationwascomposedoveteransotheUnionArmyU.S.NavyMarinesandRev-enueCutterServicewhoservedintheAmericanCivilWar.TheGARlinkedvetsinbecomingamongthefrstorganizedadvocacygroupsinAmericanpoliticssupportingvotingrightsorblackveteransandlobbyingtheU.S.Congresstoestablishveteranspensions.