New Judges Appointed By Governor Mark Dayton For 7th Judicial District

Four Judges Are Retiring

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s 7th Judicial District has four new judges. Governor Mark Dayton has appointed Moorhead attorney Amber Gustafson and Becker County Attorney Tammy Merkins. They’ll fill the Clay County judgeship vacancies left by the retirements of Steven Cahill and Galen Vaa. Douglas Clark, an attorney at Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance, will be chambered in Wadena and replaces Sally…

Seventh Judicial District Judge Candidates List Does Not Include Brian Melton

Clay County Attorney Exluded From Candidate List By Commission On Judicial Selection

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Clay County Attorney Brian Melton is not in the running to serve as a Seventh Judicial District judge in Minnesota. Melton’s name was not included in the list of six candidates sent to Governor Dayton by the Commission on Judicial Selection. They include Michelle Clark, Douglas Clark, Amber Gustafson, Tammy Merkins, Kevin Miller and Jade Rosenfeldt….