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This publication is made possible through the efforts of the St. Louis County Attorneys Office in association with local law enforcement agencies. Funds utilized are converted property that aided in or was used in the commission of criminal offenses that occurred in St. Louis County. No taxpayer dollars have been expended in the printing of this publication. Duluth Courthouse 100 N. 5th Ave. W. 501 Duluth MN 55802 218 726-2323 Virginia Courthouse 300 S. 5th Ave. 222 Virginia MN 55792 218 749-7101 Hibbing Courthouse 1810 12th Ave. E. 107 Hibbing MN 55746 218 262-0158 Govt. Services Center 320 W. 2nd Street 403 Duluth MN 55802 218 726-2034 www.stlouiscountymn.govcountyattorney countyattorneystlouiscountymn.gov Vice President Joe Biden visited with members of the St. Louis County Attorneys Office and others during an October trip to Duluth to speak about the Duluth Models success in addressing domestic violence. Here Biden speaks with Patty Wheeler Gary Bjorklund Rebekka Stumme Nancy Rubin Mark Rubin Jessica Fralich and U.S. Representative Rick Nolan. Longtime St. Louis County Attorney Alan Mitchell died in a tragic accident in Arizona in March. Al headed the county attorneys office for 28 years. In August 2014 the Alan Mitchell Law Library opened on the ground floor of the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth and was named in recognition of his dedicated service. Retired Assistant St. Louis County Attorney Vern Swanum worked for Mitchell for 25 years. He expected high standards of those who worked for him but even higher standards for himself Swanum said. He ran his office professionally fairly and totally without a political agenda. His goal was the pursuit of justice for all -- including the victims of crime the safety of the public and protecting the constitutional rights of the citizen accused. His primary concern was serving the best interests of the citizens of the county. If there is to be peace in the world There must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations There must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities There must be peace between neighbors. If there is to be peace between neighbors There must be peace in the home. If there is to be peace in the home There must be peace in the heart. -- Lao Tzu philosopher and poet of ancient China