ST. PAUL -- Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall will represent Minnesota prosecutors in a national association which represents criminal prosecutors around the world.

The Minnesota County Attorneys Association picked Kendall to act as the Minnesota State Director of the National District Attorney Association.

Minnesota County Attorneys Association Executive Director John Kingrey says Kendall "is a strong advocate for prosecutors and the communities they serve and will be the voice of Minnesota prosecutors at the NDAA."

The National District Attorneys Association is the oldest and largest professional organization representing criminal prosecutors in the world.