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The curious case of Mike Freeman

May 17, 2019 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman's abrupt, unexpected decision to take a leave of absence last week left too many questions about the status of one of the state's most powerful prosecutors.

On May 10, Freeman released a brief statement saying he needed time away from the "high stress" of running the office. He said he would be out for an indefinite period after consulting with his doctor and that he expected to "return stronger and sharper and able to guide this office in its mission ...