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Council appoints Brad Person as city attorney

The Crosslake City Council appointed Brad Person as city attorney Thursday morning, Jan. 31, on a 4-1 vote at a special meeting.

Council member Steve Roe voting against the appointment.

Former city attorney Michael Couri asked not to be considered for the position after it was confirmed that Person had met with the mayor, a council member and two council members-elect before their terms began. Person said he met with the men in groups of two.

In a letter to the council, Couri said those meetings violated the public’s trust.

Person’s appointment follows public interviews of three attorneys, which were conducted Jan. 18.

Person works for Breen and Person, which has an office in Crosslake.