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Walker Orenstein

Walker Orenstein

Walker Orenstein reports on the state Legislature for MinnPost, with a particular focus on covering issues affecting Greater Minnesota. He can be reached at, and you can follow him on Twitter at @walkerorenstein.

Minnesota Republicans seek to limit prosecutorial discretion in charging crimes; push for tougher sentences

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi and Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman say the concerns with some of their policies and decisions are overblown, misunderstood, or have more police support than Republicans are letting on — even as they concede there might be some cause for common ground among county attorneys, cops and the GOP.

County Attorney Mike Freeman, County Attorney John Choi