The search for a new Faribault County chief prosecutor is expected to begin soon.
Tripleanews.com has learned County Attorney Kathryn Karjala has submitted her letter of resignation.
John Roper, chairman of the County Board, says the five-member board will have to vote at their Tuesday meeting to accept her resignation effective July 1.
“It (resignation) came as a surprise to me,” says Roper. “I understand she is engaged and will be moving out of the county.”
Karjala was hired in January of 2018 after County Attorney Troy Timmerman was appointed to serve as judge for Faribault County in the Fifth Judicial District.
Ten months later, she ran unopposed and was elected to a four-year term in the November general election.
“We want to start looking for a replacement right away. We’ll post the opening in trade magazines and courthouse/county websites,” says Roper.
Although Karjala’s resignation is not listed as a meeting agenda item, she is expected to provide commissioners with her monthly report on county attorney business.