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The Minnesota District Courts are the state trial court
Trial court
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s of general jurisdiction
General jurisdiction
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 in the U.S. state
U.S. state
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 of Minnesota
Minnesota
Minnesota is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. The twelfth largest state of the U.S., it is the twenty-first most populous, with 5.3 million residents. Minnesota was carved out of the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory and admitted to the Union as the thirty-second state...

.

The Minnesota Constitution
Minnesota Constitution
The Constitution of the State of Minnesota, USA was initially approved by the residents of Minnesota Territory in a special election held on October 13, 1857, and was ratified by the United States Senate on May 11, 1858, marking the admittance of Minnesota to the Union...

 provides that the district court has original jurisdiction
Original jurisdiction
The original jurisdiction of a court is the power to hear a case for the first time, as opposed to appellate jurisdiction, when a court has the power to review a lower court's decision.-France:...

 in civil
Civil law (common law)
Civil law, as opposed to criminal law, is the branch of law dealing with disputes between individuals or organizations, in which compensation may be awarded to the victim...

 and criminal
Criminal law
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 cases
Legal case
A legal case is a dispute between opposing parties resolved by a court, or by some equivalent legal process. A legal case may be either civil or criminal...

 and such appellate jurisdiction
Appellate jurisdiction
Appellate jurisdiction is the power of the Supreme Court to review decisions and change outcomes of decisions of lower courts. Most appellate jurisdiction is legislatively created, and may consist of appeals by leave of the appellate court or by right...

 as may be prescribed by law.

Each district has three or more judges, who are elected by the voters of the district in nonpartisan
Nonpartisan
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 judicial elections to six-year terms. Candidates file for a specific judgeship by seat number. Vacancies are filled by appointment of the governor
Governor of Minnesota
The Governor of Minnesota is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Minnesota, leading the state's executive branch. Forty different people have been governors of the state, though historically there were also three governors of Minnesota Territory. Alexander Ramsey, the first territorial...

. Chief judge
Chief judge
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 and assistant chief judge of each district are elected from judges of that district to exercise general administrative authority over the courts of the district. The salary
Salary
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 is $127,797 for chief judges and $121,712 for judges. The chief justice
Chief Justice
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 of the Minnesota Supreme Court
Minnesota Supreme Court
The Minnesota Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Minnesota and consists of seven members. The court was first assembled as a three-judge panel in 1849 when Minnesota was still a territory. The first members were lawyers from outside of the region who were appointed by...

 has the power to assign judges from one district to serve in another.

The district courts are divided into ten judicial districts, each covering one or more of Minnesota's 87 counties:
  • First Judicial Circuit - Carver
    Carver County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 70,205 people, 24,356 households, and 18,778 families residing in the county. The population density was 197 people per square mile . There were 24,883 housing units at an average density of 70 per square mile...

    , Dakota
    Dakota County, Minnesota
    Dakota County is the third most populous county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The county is bordered by the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers on the north, and the state of Wisconsin on the east. Dakota County comprises the southeast portion of seven-county Minneapolis-St. Paul, the thirteenth...

    , Goodhue
    Goodhue County, Minnesota
    Goodhue County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 46,183. Its county seat is Red Wing. Nearly all of Prairie Island Indian Community is within the county.-History:...

    , Le Sueur
    Le Sueur County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 25,426 people, 9,630 households, and 6,923 families residing in the county. The population density was 57 people per square mile . There were 10,858 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile...

    , McLeod
    McLeod County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 34,898 people, 13,449 households, and 9,427 families residing in the county. The population density was 71 people per square mile . There were 14,087 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile...

    , Scott
    Scott County, Minnesota
    Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. It was organized in 1853 and named in honor of General Winfield Scott. As of 2010, the population was 129,928. Its county seat is Shakopee...

    , Sibley
    Sibley County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 15,356 people, 5,772 households, and 4,086 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile . There were 6,024 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile...

  • Second Judicial Circuit - Ramsey
    Ramsey County, Minnesota
    Ramsey County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, founded in 1849. As of 2010, the population was 508,640. Its county seat is St. Paul, which is also Minnesota's state capital. The county is named for Alexander Ramsey , the first governor of the Minnesota Territory...

  • Third Judicial Circuit - Dodge
    Dodge County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 17,731 people, 6,420 households, and 4,853 families residing in the county. The population density was 40 people per square mile . There were 6,642 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile...

    , Fillmore
    Fillmore County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 21,122 people, 8,228 households, and 5,718 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile . There were 8,908 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile...

    , Freeborn
    Freeborn County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 32,584 people, 13,356 households, and 9,015 families residing in the county. The population density was 46 people per square mile . There were 13,996 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile...

    , Houston
    Houston County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 19,718 people, 7,633 households, and 5,411 families residing in the county. The population density was 35 people per square mile . There were 8,168 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile...

    , Mower
    Mower County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 38,603 people, 15,582 households, and 10,315 families residing in the county. The population density was 54 people per square mile . There were 16,251 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile...

    , Olmsted
    Olmsted County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 124,277 people, 47,807 households, and 32,317 families residing in the county. The population density was 190 people per square mile . There were 49,422 housing units at an average density of 76 per square mile...

    , Rice
    Rice County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 56,665 people, 18,888 households, and 13,353 families residing in the county. The population density was 114 people per square mile . There were 20,061 housing units at an average density of 40 per square mile...

    , Steele
    Steele County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 33,680 people, 12,846 households, and 9,082 families residing in the county. The population density was 78 people per square mile . There were 13,306 housing units at an average density of 31 per square mile...

    , Wabasha
    Wabasha County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 21,610 people, 8,277 households, and 5,876 families residing in the county. The population density was 41 people per square mile . There were 9,066 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile...

    , Waseca
    Waseca County, Minnesota
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    , Winona
    Winona County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 49,985 people, 18,744 households, and 11,696 families residing in the county. The population density was 80 people per square mile . There were 19,551 housing units at an average density of 31 per square mile...

  • Fourth Judicial Circuit - Hennepin
    Hennepin County, Minnesota
    Hennepin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, named in honor of the 17th-century explorer Father Louis Hennepin. As of 2010 the population was 1,152,425. Its county seat is Minneapolis. It is by far the most populous county in Minnesota; more than one in five Minnesotans live...

  • Fifth Judicial Circuit - Blue Earth
    Blue Earth County, Minnesota
    Blue Earth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 64,013. Its county seat is Mankato.Blue Earth County is part of the Mankato–North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

    , Brown
    Brown County, Minnesota
    Brown County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 25,893. Its county seat is New Ulm.-Geography:...

    , Cottonwood
    Cottonwood County, Minnesota
    Cottonwood County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 11,687. Its county seat is Windom.-History:...

    , Faribault
    Faribault County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 16,181 people, 6,652 households, and 4,476 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile . There were 7,247 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile...

    , Jackson
    Jackson County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 11,268 people, 4,556 households, and 3,116 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile . There were 5,092 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile...

    , Lincoln
    Lincoln County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 6,429 people, 2,653 households, and 1,785 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile . There were 3,043 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile...

    , Lyon
    Lyon County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 25,425 people, 9,715 households, and 6,334 families residing in the county. The population density was 36 people per square mile . There were 10,298 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile...

    , Martin
    Martin County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 21,802 people, 9,067 households, and 6,047 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile . There were 9,800 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile...

    , Murray
    Murray County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 9,165 people, 3,722 households, and 2,601 families residing in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile . There were 4,357 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile...

    , Nicollet
    Nicollet County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 29,771 people, 10,642 households, and 7,311 families residing in the county. The population density was 66 people per square mile . There were 11,240 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile...

    , Nobles
    Nobles County, Minnesota
    Nobles County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 21,378. Its county seat is Worthington.-Geography:...

    , Pipestone
    Pipestone County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 9,895 people, 4,069 households, and 2,726 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile . There were 4,434 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile...

    , Redwood
    Redwood County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 16,815 people, 6,674 households, and 4,524 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile . There were 7,230 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile...

    , Rock
    Rock County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 9,721 people, 3,843 households, and 2,705 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile . There were 4,137 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile...

    , Watonwan
    Watonwan County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 11,876 people, 4,627 households, and 3,141 families residing in the county. The population density was 27 people per square mile . There were 5,036 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile...

  • Sixth Judicial Circuit - Carlton
    Carlton County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 31,671 people, 12,064 households, and 8,408 families residing in the county. The population density was 37 people per square mile . There were 13,721 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile...

    , Cook
    Cook County, Minnesota
    Northern Minnesota offers extreme winter weather. While the averages are low, the extremes provide more details. A third of the year is below freezing . Of those days, 21 are below zero degrees Fahrenheit .-External links:...

    , Lake
    Lake County, Minnesota
    Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 10,866. Its county seat is Two Harbors. Lake County was founded on February 20, 1855, as Superior County, though its name was changed on March 3, of that year to St. Louis County. On March 1, 1856, St...

    , St. Louis
    St. Louis County, Minnesota
    St. Louis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 200,226. Its county seat is Duluth. It is the largest county by total area in Minnesota, and the second largest in the United States east of the Mississippi River; in land area alone, after Aroostook...

  • Seventh Judicial Circuit - Becker
    Becker County, Minnesota
    Becker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 32,504. Its county seat is Detroit Lakes. A portion of the White Earth Indian Reservation extends into the county.-History:...

    , Benton
    Benton County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 34,226 people, 13,065 households, and 8,518 families residing in the county. The population density was 84 people per square mile . There were 13,460 housing units at an average density of 33 per square mile...

    , Clay
    Clay County, Minnesota
    Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 58,999. Its name is in honor of American statesman Henry Clay, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century. Its county seat is Moorhead...

    , Douglas
    Douglas County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 32,821 people, 13,276 households, and 9,027 families residing in the county. The population density was 52 people per square mile . There were 16,694 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile...

    , Mille Lacs
    Mille Lacs County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 22,330 people, 8,638 households, and 6,003 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile . There were 10,467 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile...

    , Morrison
    Morrison County, Minnesota
    -Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 31,712 people, 11,816 households, and 8,460 families residing in the county. The population density was 28 people per square mile . There were 13,870 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile...

    , Otter Tail
    Otter Tail County, Minnesota
    Otter Tail County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 57,303. Its county seat is Fergus Falls.-History:...

    , Stearns
    Stearns County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 133,166 people, 47,604 households, and 32,132 families residing in the county. The population density was 99 people per square mile . There were 50,291 housing units at an average density of 37 per square mile...

    , Todd
    Todd County, Minnesota
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    , Wadena
    Wadena County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 13,713 people, 5,426 households, and 3,608 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile . There were 6,334 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile...

  • Eighth Judicial Circuit - Big Stone
    Big Stone County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 5,820 people, 2,377 households, and 1,611 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile . There were 3,171 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile...

    , Chippewa
    Chippewa County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 13,088 people, 5,361 households, and 3,597 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile . There were 5,855 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile...

    , Grant
    Grant County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 6,289 people, 2,534 households, and 1,740 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile . There were 3,098 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile...

    , Kandiyohi
    Kandiyohi County, Minnesota
    Kandiyohi County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, its population was 42,239. Its county seat is Willmar.- History :...

    , Lac qui Parle
    Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 8,067 people, 3,316 households, and 2,225 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile . There were 3,774 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile...

    , Meeker
    Meeker County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 22,644 people, 8,590 households, and 6,133 families residing in the county. The population density was 37 people per square mile . There were 9,821 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile...

    , Pope
    Pope County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 11,236 people, 4,513 households, and 3,064 families residing in the county. The population density was 17 people per square mile . There were 5,827 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile...

    , Renville
    Renville County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 17,154 people, 6,779 households, and 4,623 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile . There were 7,413 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile...

    , Stevens
    Stevens County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 10,053 people, 3,751 households, and 2,366 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile . There were 4,074 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile...

    , Swift
    Swift County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 11,956 people, 4,353 households, and 2,881 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile . There were 4,821 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile...

    , Traverse
    Traverse County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 4,134 people, 1,717 households, and 1,129 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile . There were 2,199 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile...

    , Wilkin
    Wilkin County, Minnesota
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    , Yellow Medicine
    Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota
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  • Ninth Judicial Circuit - Aitkin
    Aitkin County, Minnesota
    Aitkin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population is 16,202. Its county seat is Aitkin. A portion of the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation is in the county.-History:...

    , Beltrami
    Beltrami County, Minnesota
    Beltrami County is a county located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 44,442. Its county seat is Bemidji. Portions of the Leech Lake and Red Lake Indian reservations are in the county. The northernmost portion of the Mississippi River flows...

    , Cass
    Cass County, Minnesota
    Cass County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 28,567. Its county seat is Walker. A portion of the Leech Lake Indian Reservation is in the county.-Geography:...

    , Clearwater
    Clearwater County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 8,423 people, 3,330 households, and 2,287 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile . There were 4,114 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile...

    , Crow Wing
    Crow Wing County, Minnesota
    Crow Wing County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 62,500. Its county seat is Brainerd.-Geography:...

    , Hubbard
    Hubbard County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 18,376 people, 7,435 households, and 5,345 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile . There were 12,229 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile...

    , Itasca
    Itasca County, Minnesota
    Itasca County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. It is named after Lake Itasca, which is in turn a shortened version the Latin words veritas caput, meaning 'truth' and 'head', a reference to the source of the Mississippi River. As of 2010, the population was 45,058. Its county seat...

    , Kittson
    Kittson County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 5,285 people, 2,167 households, and 1,447 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile . There were 2,719 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile...

    , Koochiching
    Koochiching County, Minnesota
    Koochiching County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 13,311. Its county seat is International Falls. A portion of the Bois Forte Indian Reservation is in the county. A small part of Voyageurs National Park extends into its northeast...

    , Lake of the Woods
    Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota
    Lake of the Woods County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 4,045. Its county seat is Baudette. The county contains the Northwest Angle, the northernmost point of the Lower 48 States, and includes the U.S. portion of Lake of the Woods, shared with...

    , Mahnomen
    Mahnomen County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 5,190 people, 1,969 households, and 1,366 families residing in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile . There were 2,700 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile...

    , Marshall
    Marshall County, Minnesota
    Marshall County is a county located in the U.S. State of Minnesota. In 2010, the population was 9,439. It's county seat is Warren.-Geography:...

    , Norman, Pennington
    Pennington County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 13,584 people, 5,525 households, and 3,552 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile . There were 6,033 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile...

    , Polk
    Polk County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 31,369 people, 12,070 households, and 8,050 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile . There were 14,008 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile...

    , Red Lake, Roseau
    Roseau County, Minnesota
    Roseau County is a county located in the state of Minnesota, United States. As of 2010, the population was 15,629. Its county seat is Roseau.-Geography:...

  • Tenth Judicial Circuit - Anoka
    Anoka County, Minnesota
    Anoka County is the fourth-most populous county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The county is bordered by the counties of Isanti on the north, Chisago and Washington on the east, Hennepin and Ramsey on the south, Sherburne on the west, and the Mississippi River on the southwest.As of 2010, Anoka...

    , Chisago, Isanti
    Isanti County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2010, there were 37,816 people, 14,331 households, and 8,415 families residing in the county. The population density was 71 people per square mile . There were 12,062 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile...

    , Kanabec, Pine
    Pine County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 26,530 people, 9,939 households, and 6,917 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile . There were 15,353 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile...

    , Sherburne
    Sherburne County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 64,417 people, 21,581 households, and 16,746 families residing in the county. The population density was 148 people per square mile . There were 22,827 housing units at an average density of 52 per square mile...

    , Washington
    Washington County, Minnesota
    Washington County is a county established in 1849 in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 238,136. Its county seat is Stillwater.-History:...

    , Wright
    Wright County, Minnesota
    Wright County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, founded in 1855. As of 2010, the population was 124,700. Its county seat is Buffalo.-History:...


Notable Judges


The following is a list of judges who have presided over district courts:
  • Kathleen A. Blatz
    Kathleen A. Blatz
    Kathleen A. Blatz is a former Minnesota judge and politician.Blatz was born in Minneapolis to Kay and Jerome Blatz. She attended high school at the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, Minnesota, and received her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame...

    , former Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1996-2006. Fourth Judicial District Court, Hennepin County from 1994-1996.
  • Wilbur Franklin Booth
    Wilbur Franklin Booth
    Wilbur Franklin Booth was a United States federal judge.Booth received an A.B. from Yale University in 1884, where he was a member of Skull and Bones, and an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1888. He was in private practice in Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1888 to 1890, and with some...

    , Hennepin County district judge from 1909 to 1914.
  • Kevin Burke
    Kevin Burke, Judge
    Kevin Burke is a District Judge in Hennepin County, Minnesota with over two decades of experience on the bench. He has won numerous accolades from national judicial organizations and is well published in judicial periodicals.- Career :...

    , Fourth Judicial District Court, Hennepin County from 1984-present.
  • Joan N. Ericksen
    Joan N. Ericksen
    Joan N. Ericksen is a judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. She joined the court in 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.-Early life and education:...

    , 4th Judicial District Court, Hennepin County, 1995 to 1998.
  • Lorie Skjerven Gildea
    Lorie Skjerven Gildea
    Lorie Skjerven Gildea is an attorney and the current Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. She served as an associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court from 2006 to 2010, and as a district judge for Hennepin County in the Fourth Judicial District from 2005 to 2006.-Early life and...

    , current Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Fourth Judicial District Court, Hennepin County from 2005-2006.
  • Ann D. Montgomery
    Ann D. Montgomery
    Ann D. Montgomery is a United States federal judge.Born in Litchfield, Minnesota, Montgomery received a B.S. from the University of Kansas in 1971 and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1974. She was a law clerk to Gerard Reilly and Hubert Pair, both of the U.S. Court of...

    , current United States federal judge. Fourth Judicial District Court, Hennepin County from 1983-1985.

External links

  • Profile from the Minnesota Secretary of State