Biologist, 39, is named new Minnesota BCA lab director

DNA Helix1The state’s crime lab, which works with police and sheriffs’ offices on criminal cases, has a new chief at the helm: Catherine M. Knutson, a nationally known molecular biologist.
Knutson, 39, was selected as forensic services director for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension following a nationwide search. She will replace Frank Dolejsi, who will retire in June after 29 years at the BCA, including 15 as lab director.