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State's Attorney

The current McLean County State's Attorney is Ladd Erickson of Washburn. He was first elected to the four year position in 2002 and was re-elected in 2006 and 2010. The State's Attorney serves as the official legal representative of the county. McLean County's State's Attorney is a full-time position and the individual holding the office does not engage in the private practice of law.

The State's Attorney also:

Serves as public prosecutor and starts prosecutions when a crime has been committed;

bulletAttends and gives advice to grand juries;
bulletDefends and prosecutes all legal cases in which the state or county may be a party;
bulletGives advice to county, township and school district officers; and
bulletServes as the legal adviser for the county commission and elected county officials.

The States Attorney's Office has one additional employee, Marcella Albers, who serves as Legal Secretary. The States Attorney's Office may be contacted by calling (701) 462-8541 Ext. 832. The e-mail address is: and the office fax number is (701) 462-8212.

Updated on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 02:13 PM.

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McLean County, 712 5th Avenue, PO Box 1108, Washburn, ND 58577 - Courthouse Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - Noon, 12:30 - 4:30 CST