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Where is our new judge?

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April 12, 2019



We’re short a judge in Carlton County, and it’s time a replacement is named by Governor Walz.

Last fall, Judge Mark Munger announced his retirement and then Governor Dayton’s judicial selection committee selected three nominees to replace him.

At the same time, Carlton County judge Leslie Beiers, who replaced judge Dale Wolf when he retired five years ago, asked to move her chambers to Duluth, leaving Carlton County with only one judge, and a slew of “visiting” judges to handle our county’s legal needs.

Leaving aside the issue that former Governor Dayton should have appointed...



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