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Elizabeth Lamin is committed to implementing proven community-based programs aimed at reducing crime and recidivism. She has been on the front lines, prosecuting violent criminals for over 15 years and has seen what works. Her cases are often complex, frequently involving gang members or brutal assaults. Elizabeth works tirelessly to bring these cases to justice and to help communities heal.

JANUARY 18, 2022 / PRESS RELEASE

ELIZABETH LAMIN FORMALLY ANNOUNCES RUN FOR DAKOTA COUNTY ATTORNEY

Sixteen-year veteran frontline prosecutor Elizabeth Lamin is announcing today that she will run for Dakota County Attorney in the 2022 election.

APRIL 22, 2021 / SUN THIS WEEK

LETTER: IMPRESSED BY ELIZABETH LAMIN FOR DAKOTA COUNTY ATTORNEY

Letter from an Eagan resident about Elizabeth Lamin.

APRIL 21, 2021 / ACLU OF MINNESOTA

MEET THE CANDIDATES

Video of Elizabeth Lamin discussing her vision and positions for the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

MAY 20, 2021 / PEOPLE MAGAZINE

MINN. MAN IS CHARGED WITH KILLING HIS WIFE, 11 YEARS AFTER HER ‘ACCIDENTAL’ DEATH

Elizabeth Lamin is the lead prosecutor charging Nicholas Firkus with the death of his wife Heidi in 2010. This article summarizes the case and has video of the press hearing when these charges were first unveiled.

NOVEMBER 13, 2018 / PIONEER PRESS

21-YEAR OLD CHICAGO MAN GETS LIFE IN PRISON FOR ST. PAUL RETALIATION KILLING

Elizabeth Lamin successfully prosecuted a case where an out-of-state gang member shot a rival member in broad daylight near a school bus with students getting off.

April 17, 2018 /  THE BEMIDJI PIONEER

MINNESOTA HARRIET ISLAND RAPE VICTIMS PAINT GRIM PICTURE OF THEIR LIVES NOW

Elizabeth Lamin was a co-lead prosecutor of the Harriet Island rape case of two high school seniors celebrating their last day of school.

MARCH 10, 2017 / PIONEER PRESS

MAN GETS MAXIMUM SENTENCE FOR KILLING OF ST. PAUL DAD ON HIS 40TH BIRTHDAY

Elizabeth Lamin successfully prosecuted the case of a St. Paul father of three who was beaten at a Maplewood bar while out with his daughter. Elizabeth Lamin argued for the maximum sentence which was handed out. The article quotes Elizabeth stating, “It was this defendant who, even when Mr. Figueroa was knocked unconscious … kicked him one more time … (causing Figueroa’s) head (to) bounce like a football.”

OCTOBER 28, 2016 / PIONEER PRESS

ROLE OF ALLEDGED SHOOTER IN ST. PAUL DRIVE-BY UNDER DELIBERATION

Five males were shot at while walking across the Earl Street bridge in St. Paul, killing one of the. Elizabeth Lamin prosecuted one of the men responsible for shooting at them from a car, arguing “we wouldn’t be here today except for the gang culture of retaliation and retribution.” The man was found guilty of all 20 charges and sentenced to 40 years in prison.

MAY 20, 2015 / STAR TRIBUNE

ST.PAUL MAN CUT DOWN IN GANG FEUD CALLED OUT, ‘DADDY, DADDY, DADDY’

Elizabeth Lamin prosecuted this case, where an innocent victim died in his home in a gang-related shooting. The article quotes Elizabeth Lamin stating “He fired the rifle over and over again – seven times – into the residence.”

NOVEMBER 17, 2014 / STAR TRIBUNE

ST. PAUL MAN GETS 17 YEARS FOR WEST SIDE MURDER

A St. Paul man was sentenced to 17 years in prison for an unintentional murder as a result of an argument at a party. Elizabeth Lamin told the judge that the murder was “senseless.”

APRIL 2, 2014 / PIONEER PRESS

MAN COMMITTED DRIVE-BY SHOOTING OUTSIDE ST. PAUL BAR FOR BENEFIT OF GANG, PROSECUTOR SAYS

Elizabeth Lamin prosecuted the case of a gang-related drive-by shooting outside the Moonshine Saloon. This article describes the case and presents Elizabeth Lamin’s arguments that she used to successfully convict. The defendant received three consecutive life sentences.

JUNE 5, 2013 / PIONEER PRESS

SISTER TESTIFIES THAT VICTIM OF FATAL SHOOTING IN ST. PAUL ALLEY LIVED IN FEAR

Elizabeth Lamin was a co-lead prosecutor of the case of a 20-year old mother who was shot and killed in an SUV in a case of gang-related retaliation. The jury convicted the gang member of first- and second-degree murder and he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

DECEMBER 16, 2012 / PIONEER PRESS

HARDING HIGH FATAL CRASH: DRIVER GETS FIVE YEARS IN DEATH OF STUDENT

Elizabeth Lamin successfully prosecuted the case of a driver of an SUV who lost control of his vehicle and hit two Harding High School students, killing one.

MARCH 25, 2012 / PIONEER PRESS

LAKEVILLE MAN CONVICTED OF SELLING STOLEN VEHICLES TO ST. PAUL METAL SCRAPPER

Elizabeth Lamin prosecuted a case where a jury delivered 29 guilty verdicts in the case of a Lakeville man who sold stolen vehicles to a metal scrapper. In some cases the cars were towed from parking lots of repair shops when those shops were closed or were taken from driveways or streets.

JULY 10, 2011 / PIONEER PRESS

ASSAULT ON MUSICIAN IN KELLOGG PARK GETS ST. PAUL MAN 10 YEARS

Elizabeth Lamin was the prosecutor who negotiated a guilty plea from a St. Paul who admitted beating a park musician so severely that it put the musician in a coma and left him with life-long injuries.

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