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Lukasavitz appointed as Carlton County judge

Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced the appointment of Amy Lukasavitz as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District Wednesday, Sept. 8.

The Iron Range native will fill the seat vacated by recently retired Judge Robert Macaulay.

“Ms. Lukasavitz is an experienced lawyer, whose previous work as a prosecutor and public defender will allow her to serve the people of Carlton County well,” Walz said in a press release Wednesday afternoon. “Ms. Lukasavitz is uniquely prepared to step into this role, and I look forward to seeing all that she will accomplish on the bench.”

Lukasavitz is currently an assistant St. Louis County attorney. Her caseload includes juvenile delinquency, truancy, and estate recovery matters. Lukasavitz has an extensive background in restorative justice and treatment courts, having served as the first coordinator for the south St. Louis County DWI court and family dependency treatment court. She has been a team member for the mental health court and drug court.

“Ms. Lukasavitz has a proven track record of working hard to ensure that our justice system treats everyone with the dignity, compassion, and respect they deserve,” Flanagan said.

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