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Judge Macaulay to retire at end of August

Sixth District Judge Robert Macaulay will retire Aug. 31, the Pine Knot confirmed on Tuesday. Macaulay has served as a Carlton County judge since he was appointed in February 1995 by Gov. Arne Carlson, winning elections in 1996, 2002, 2008, 2014 and 2020. Prior to his appointment, he served as an assistant Carlton County Attorney from 1984 through 1995.

Macaulay, 64, served as mentor judge to the other Carlton County judge, Rebekka Stumme, who was appointed to a vacancy on the bench in Carlton County in May 2019.

Minnesota’s Judicial Selection Commission is now accepting applications to fill the Carlton County position. The committee will provide a list of finalists to Gov. Tim Walz, who would make the final decision regarding an appointment.

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