County attorney urges rideshare users to take precautions after South Carolina student’s murder

By |2019-04-01T14:33:16-05:00April 1st, 2019|

A man is charged with kidnapping and killing a South Carolina college student who police say mistakenly got into his car, and the Blue Earth County Attorney is asking people who use rideshare services to take precautions. Blue Earth County Attorney Pat McDermott. Prosecutor Pat McDermott said, "If it's a licensed rideshare individual, they will know them by name; they should know their license plate number; they should know the vehicle description. It's easy just to make sure that those types of things match so you are getting into the correct vehicle." "They send you a picture of the [...]

Dakota County judge is confirmed as Minnesota US Attorney

By |2018-05-27T06:15:13-05:00May 27th, 2018|

The U.S. Senate has confirmed a Minnesota judge as the state's next U.S. Attorney. Erica MacDonald was confirmed as the state's top federal prosecutor on Thursday. MacDonald has been a judge in Dakota County since 2010, and was a federal prosecutor before that - focusing on cases dealing with violent crimes, drugs, human trafficking and child pornography. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she urged her colleagues to support MacDonald based on her extensive legal experience. She says MacDonald is a dedicated public servant who will serve Minnesota well. President Donald Trump nominated MacDonald in April to replace Andy Luger, who was ordered [...]

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