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  1. Pete Orput
    Washington County Attorney

    Pete Orput, the long-serving Washington County Attorney, passed away April 3, 2022 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was 66 years old.

    Orput was first elected Washington County Attorney in 2010. He was re-elected in 2014 and 2018. He previously announced his plans to retire once his current term ended at the end of the year. Driven by a passion for justice, Orput served the Washington County Attorney’s Office with honor, integrity, and spirit. He built an office that embraced his strong moral and ethical pillars, and the pride he had for his team was unmatched. Losing him leaves a hole in the office and the legal community that will not be easily filled.

    Orput is survived by his wife, Tami, six children and six grandchildren. The County Board will provide information on the process related to the County Attorney position at a future date.

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    STILLWATER, MN --- Officers involved in the shooting death of an armed Forest Lake man last November will not be charged, the Washington County Attorney’s Office announced. Press Release
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