Wilkin Co. Board in stalemate over ‘Dedicated 2nd Amendment County’

The county is required to uphold a state law unless it is patently unconstitutional, such as a ban on all personal firearms in the state of Minnesota.

A resolution designating Wilkin County as a “Dedicated Second Amendment County” resulted in a tie vote, with commissioner Jonathan Green absent from the Tuesday, May 18 meeting. The county board is scheduled to vote on the resolution again at a June 8 meeting.

At the May 11 meeting, the commissioners cited concerns over the language in the resolution and agreed to revisit it. They returned Tuesday to a revised draft, written similarly to a resolution in Roseau County, Minnesota, that passed February 2020.