Cloquet native hired as assistant county attorneyCarlton County Attorney Thom Pertler announced this week that Cloquet native Jesse Berglund will begin work as assistant county attorney Monday, April 2.
By: Wendy Johnson, Pine Journal
Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler announced this week that Cloquet native Jesse Berglund will begin work as assistant county attorney Monday, April 2.
Pertler said in his new position, Berglund will help prosecute adult criminal matters.
Berglund was born and raised in Cloquet, graduating from Cloquet Senior High School in 1995. He earned his bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He is also a member of the United States Army Reserves, serving as a Judge Advocate attorney.
Berglund deployed overseas in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in 2002, South Korea from 2002 to 2005, and most recently he returned from Afghanistan in 2010.
Berglund recently started his own law practice in Cloquet, volunteered with the public defender’s office in Duluth and provided legal services for local veterans. He also serves on the Cloquet Planning Commission, and formerly represented all 45,000 students at the University of Minnesota while chairing the student senate. His parents are David and Pat Berglund, formerly of Cloquet and now living in Grand Rapids.
“We are extremely excited about having Jesse on board,” said Pertler.
The Carlton County Attorney’s office has been operating short-handed ever since Assistant County Attorney Dennis Genereau accepted a position as county coordinator last fall and the resignation of Assistant County Attorney Nichole Carter in December.
Pertler said his office is currently interviewing to fill the second position.