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Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom looks over his testimony before talking to a House committee Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in support of a bill increasing penalties on people who attack prosecutors. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Lawmakers consider stricter penalties on prosecutor attacks

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ST. PAUL -- Prosecutors should not be threatened, Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom says, and a bill Minnesota lawmakers are considering could help prevent that.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.