James “Jim” Backstrom, Retired Dakota County Attorney

James “Jim” Backstrom, served as Dakota County Attorney from 1987 until his retirement in February, 2021. During that period, as the County grew, so did the requirements and innovations in law enforcement, as well as civil law. The pandemic caused multiple problems to the office, particularly a large backlog in handling both civil and criminal matters. Backstrom also talked of his most successful and disappointing cases, and promised to continue his well-known ELVIS impersonations.


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