Attorneys Office - Staff


Seamus P. Duffy

Seamus P. Duffy - County Attorney

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Seamus began serving as the Pennington County Attorney on February 7, 2018. Seamus graduated from Northland Community and Technical College in 1997 with an Associate of Arts Degree. He went on to attend the University of North Dakota College of Business and Public Administration where he graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree and graduated in 2003 with a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law. Seamus was admitted to the practice of law in Minnesota in October 2003. Seamus worked in private practice in Thief River Falls from 2003 until he accepting the position of Pennington County Attorney. In addition to private practice, Seamus worked as a Public Defender from 2007 unitl accepting the position of Pennington County Attorney. Seamus lives in Thief River Falls with his wife and daughter.

Kristin Hanson

Kristin Hanson - Assistant County Attorney

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Kristin was hired as the new assistant county attorney on January 1, 2007. She graduated from Bemidji State University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1997. After law school she was employed as a law clerk for Judge Benshoof in Bemidji until May of 1998 when she accepted a job as an assistant public defender in Thief River Falls where she has beeen working until accepting this position.

Steve Moeller

Steve Moeller - Assistant County Attorney

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Stephen began working as an assistant county attorney on July 1, 2013. Stephen graduated from the University of Minnesota-Morris with Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Theater Arts. Stephen attended and graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in May of 2009 and was admitted to practice law in Minnesota in October of 2009. Stephen moved with his family to northwestern Minnesota from Minneapolis in 2010 to work as a public defender. He worked as a public defender until starting this new position.

Gretchen Weinrich

Gretchen Weinrich - Crime Victim Advocate

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Pennington Crime Victim Advocate Site

Gretchen Weinrich is the Program Coordinator of Pennington County Crime Victim Services. She has worked as a victim advocate since 2016 and has been the program's coordinator since 2017.

Gretchen grew up in Alexandria and graduated from the University of Minnesota Morris with a bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts in 2001. She graduated from the Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy in 2017. Gretchen and her family have lived in Thief River Falls since 2012.

Shirley Owens

Shirley Owens - County Attorney Office Staff

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Shirley has worked with the Pennington County Attorney's office for over 32 years as a legal secretary/office manager. She grew up on a farm by Stephen, Minnesota. Shirley and her husband live in rural Polk County.

Jill Kolstoe

Jill Kolstoe - County Attorney Office Staff

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Jill began working full-time for Pennington County in 2004 for the Highway Department. In October 2010, she started part-time with the County Attorney’s Office as a legal secretary as well as part-time with the Highway Department. Jill graduated from Northwest Technical College with a degree as an Administrative Assistant. Jill and her husband live in rural Red Lake County.