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Carlton County

Carlton County Official Website


Carlton County:  Investigation Executive Summary into Carlton County Attorney


Carlton County

   FY 2012 Financial Audit

Carlton County - Matters of Record

Latest on Thom Pertler, Carlton County Attorney...


-County Commissioner admits to using township equipment for his own use and claims he had their permission


-Carlton County Stonewalls Data Requests Again...


-Carlton County Commissioners - Dropping the Ball on Animal Rescue


-Carlton County FY 2012 Financial Audit Results:  How well are Taxpayer Funds Safeguarded?


-Carlton County Stonewalls Data Requests


-Freedom to Trespass - The debacle of "Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler" ...



Board waives disciplinary measures against county attorney, Thomas Pertler, after his DUI - Big surprise!


11/10/12:  Lion News: Dashcam Video - Arrest Of Carlton County Attorney Thomas 'The Drunk' Pertler


10/20/12:  Trespassing in Thomson Township (Esko) and the Sham Investigation


10/19/12:  The Oath that County Attorney Thom Pertler Ignores


10/17/12:  How much Evidence is enough for County Attorney Thomas Pertler


10/16/12:  Carlton County Budget Politics


10/13/12: What happened to the employee theft claims in Carlton County?


9/30/12: Trespassing Charges Dismissed by Carlton County


9/12/12: Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler pleads guilty to DWI


8/28/12:  Thomas Pertler is already back at Carlton County


7/20/12:  Carlton County Attorney finally responds to Investigation Request


3/13/12:  Carlton County Attorney Thomas Pertler should resign


4/16/12:  Government of Restraint [Lacking in Thomson Township and Carlton County]


2/20/12:  Trespassing without Consequence


2/13/12:  Minnesota Governments Lack of Transparency - with references to its abuse by Thomson Township


12/21/11:  Constitutional challenges to the MN Government Data Practices Act, Sovereign Immunity (under guise of other immunities), MN DOLI powers, and late 


Admissions -  Thomson Township used the Data Practices Act and its limitations to hide information


10/13/11:  Private Property (and how County Attorney Thom Pertler fails to protect citizens from Trespass)


9/25/09:  A Rehab Project gone Awry (This is why few businesses come to Esko)


2009 Budget Reporting Deficiencies

Thom Pertler is already back at Carlton County

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Thom Pertler is already back at Carlton County


Thom Pertler, embroiled in controversy, failed leadership, and failed protection of the people is already back at work.  His short stint in treatment appears to be nothing more than a ploy for a light sentence.  How can the so-called justice system in Carlton County, already seriously deficient, gain from the presence of a terrible county attorney?  How can one possibly think that the mere presence of Pertler will not taint the case?


 Everyone needs to write their county commissioners and demand Pertler's removal.  Where is the ethics panel and its oversight in removing Mr. Pertler?  While it would be unprecedented in Carlton County for them to remove a problem employee, it is necessary.  Will it be done?  Highly unlikely.  The best we can do is hold every person who is elected responsible for their failure to uphold a standard worthy of public officials.


Pertler has to go and so do some other elected officials.

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