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Jackson County Attorney quits over pay, staffing issues

Jackson County Attorney Tom Prochazka has submitted his resignation.

Prochasza turned his resignation during the Jackson County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday. He complained in the letter that his office is “understaffed and has not been competitive in the labor market for years while struggling with a per-attorney caseload that rivals the metro counties.”

Prochazka had previously asked for a 36% raise, offering research indicating that the Jackson County Attorney was third lowest-paid county attorney in Minnesota. A 6.7 % raise had been approved for Prochazka by commissioners last month.

Prochazka’s resignation is effective Feb. 2.

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