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Carlton County

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   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

The Oath that County Attorney Pertler Ignores

Friday, October 19, 2012


The Oath that County Attorney Pertler Ignores


2011 Minnesota Statutes 358.07 FORMS OF OATH IN VARIOUS CASES.


(9) To attorneys: "You do swear that you will support the Constitution of the United States and that of the state of Minnesota, and will conduct yourself as an attorney and counselor at law in an upright and courteous manner, to the best of your learning and ability, with all good fidelity as well to the court as to the client, and that you will use no falsehood or deceit, nor delay any person's cause for lucre or malice. So help you God."


If trespassing isn't enforced when clearly established, what other crimes are being ignored by the Carlton County Attorney's Office? Are these claims determined on sound reasoning or by affiliation or popularity? Land ownership rights existed well before the establishment of the U.S. Constitution and considered an inalienable right of every person. When this right is unenforced by the law it ceases to have meaning and tyranny arises. Tyranny is now evident and practiced at every level of the court system. In my own case the Carlton County Attorney's Office failed to conduct any type of investigation for approximately 27 months. After this time, they simply conducted a sham investigation with every intent of dismissing. After 27 months, you would expect they felt there was merit or it would have been initially dismissed. If you're going to conduct the affairs of the county and its taxpayers as a joke, I for one propose we eliminate your office.


In my personal opinion I feel Pertler has been given too many opportunities and has received a large pass from the Pine Journal because of his wife's employment there. The lack of accountability given our elected officials leads to the corruption and failures we now see. No one wants to write a blank check to a stranger without accountability but that is exactly what we are mandated to do via property taxes. We pay them so employees can come and go as they want, and use property tax paid equipment for personal benefit. All you get for an investigation is a circle of fingerpointing and excuses. Unfortunately, the corruption and malfeasance of our county officials is so embedded after this much time that it would take a complete housecleaning to correct. A good beginning would be to get ride of Judge Wolf, Judge Macauley, County Attorney Thom Pertler, and County Commissioners Ted Pihlman and Dick Brenner.