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Mark A. Ostrem, Olmsted County Attorney
To promote justice and public safety by zealous yet discretionary prosecution balancing the rights of individuals and the paramount needs of society.
County Attorneys in the State of Minnesota are responsible for the prosecution of all felony crimes committed by adults in the respective County as well as lesser crimes in the townships. The County Attorney also prosecutes all juveniles who commit crimes regardless of the seriousness of the offense. The responsibility of prosecution includes providing support and assistance to victims of crimes.
The County Attorney serves as the legal advisor for the County Board and departments and represents the County in all civil litigation in which the County has no insurance coverage.
The County Attorney, nor his staff, is allowed to represent or provide legal services to private citizens.
There are three main areas of prosecution within the County Attorney's office, they are:
Child Support Division
Below are some helpful links and other informational links to legal websites.
Jscape External Users Instructions (2740 kb)
Olmsted County Attorney's Office Organizational Chart (36 KB PDF)
Rochester City Attorney
Rochester City Police Department
Olmsted County Sheriff's Department
Olmsted County District Court Administration