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Backstrom to be reprimanded for e-mail

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Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom will be publicly reprimanded and fined $900 for sending an e-mail to the county coroner in which he "threatened" her continued employment.

Last week, the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility ruled in the case, which stems from a November e-mail Backstrom sent to Dakota County Medical Examiner Lindsey Thomas.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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