Former VSO employee hires attorney

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A former Veterans Services Office (VSO) employee may be filing a lawsuit against Faribault County. has learned that Ryan Bromeland, who was fired March 21, has hired a Twin Cities attorney.

Members of the County Board and County Attorney Troy Timmerman last month met behind closed doors two times to discuss threatened litigation involving the VSO.

However, Timmerman will not say if the closed-sessions involved Bromeland’s termination.

Timmerman says he is continuing to give the commissioners legal advice, for now.

“Generally, if a suit is filed against the county we notify the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust,” he says. “They determine which attorney will represent the county.”

Bromeland was fired following an investigation conducted by Fairmont Police Department detective Eric Tonder.

Tonder found that Bromeland allegedly violated four county personnel policies:

  • offensive conduct, harassment, violence;
  • data practices and privacy;
  • firearms at work;
  • and, smoke-free environment.

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