St. Louis County office buildings will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

St. Louis County contracts with Midwest Medical Examiner's Office for medical examiner services including autopsies and death investigations. Dr. A. Quinn Strobl, a certified forensic pathologist, serves as Chief Medical Examiner.

The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office seeks to honor those who have died by providing scientific, consistent and compassionate investigation into the circumstance of death. Their team of professionals includes three forensic pathologists, numerous on-call death investigators, plus support staff.

The medical examiner is an independent official of the county, subject only to appointment, removal, and budgeting by the County Board per MN Statute 390.011 (

Inquiries for Medical Examiner data or records should be directed to:
Midwest Medical Examiner's Office
14341 Rhinestone Street NW
Ramsey, MN 55303

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Medical Examiner Laws

Periodically there are questions regarding the role of the St. Louis County Medical Examiner. Several Minnesota State Statutes define the roles and responsibilities of the Medical Examiner's Office as it pertains to sudden or unexpected deaths.