When the pandemic hit in 2020 many aspects of life were affected and that included the court system. Stearns County was no exception to that but Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall says as of a week ago they are caught up.
The pandemic caused a backup of court cases in Stearns County for the past couple of years. Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall joined me on WJON today. She says the reason they aren't caught up now is due to a lack of public defenders.