Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin has been honored with the 2012 M.A. Johnson Distinguished Service Award. The Minnesota County Attorneys Association awarded this honor to Rubin for his leadership and commitment to striving to improve the quality of justice while increasing and enhancing public awareness of the office of County Attorney. Rubin was also commended for his response to last year's shooting at the Cook County Courthouse. Rubin drove to the courthouse in Grand Marais early in the morning following the shooting to assist the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in preparing the complaint against the shooter. He also volunteered the assistance of his staff until the Cook County Attorney’s Office staff could return to more normal operations. Rubin has been the St. Louis County Attorney since 2010 after he spent 30 years as a prosecutor in the office, handling criminal cases. Posted to the web by Krista Burns