Group Attempts to Oust Cook County Attorney

By KBJR News 1

Cook county MN government website Cook county attorney Tim Scannell

December 10, 2012 Updated Dec 10, 2012 at 6:29 PM CDT

Grand Marais, MN (NNCNOW.com)-- A group is attempting to unseat Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell following a scandal involving his alleged relationship with a 17-year-old girl.

A facebook group called "Let's get Tim Scannell out of Office" has posted their intent to file a petition to oust the Cook County Attorney.

The Minnesota Secretary of State says to file such a petition, signatures comprising 25 percent of the vote that elected Scannell in the last election, must be gathered.

Scannell came under fire last week after a restraining order surfaced, from the parents of a 17-year-old, accusing Scannell of harassment and stalking.