PRESTON, Minn. (AP) -- With a methamphetamine trial about to begin, Fillmore County judge Robert Benson realized he didn't have enough jurors. So he told Sheriff Jim Connolly to go find some.
Connolly didn't even have to leave the courthouse to find the first two jurors. The county board meeting had just wrapped up, and board Chairman Marc Prestby was right there in plain view, talking with a friend, thinking about lunch.
"He came by and handed us each a page saying we were going to be on a jury," Prestby said. "We both kind of laughed about it and thought he was joking. Then the judge himself came by and thanked us both for volunteering, and then we knew it wasn't a joke."
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