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Governor Dayton Announces Upcoming Vacancy on Minnesota Court of Appeals

January 11, 2012

Saint Paul, MN – Governor Mark Dayton announced today that there will be a vacancy on the Minnesota Court of Appeals, in the Second Congressional District, when The Honorable David Minge retires on March 31, 2012.

Governor Dayton has asked the Commission on Judicial Selection to aid in the review and selection process for all Minnesota Court of Appeals vacancies. The At-Large members of the Commission will consider applications and offer recommendations to Governor Dayton. The Commission on Judicial Selection and Governor Dayton are committed to seeking out individuals who possess great integrity, legal knowledge, experience and a sense of fairness.

The application process is now open for this vacancy. Applicants must reside in the Second Congressional District. The Second Congressional District includes a broad range of cities such as Burnsville, Eden Prairie, Northfield, Faribault, Farmington, Belle Plaine, Waconia, Waterville, Chaska, Shakopee, Prior Lake, Apple Valley, Jordan, Cottage Grove, Eagan, Watertown, Zumbrota, Cannon Falls, Hastings, Red Wing and the southern portion of Woodbury. 

An individual wishing to apply may request an application by writing to Lee E. Sheehy, Chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection, at 130 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155, or by contacting Tiffany Orth, Appointments Coordinator, via e-mail at The application deadline is Monday, February 20, 2012.

For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Tiffany Orth at or at (651) 201-3413. More information on Governor Dayton’s Judicial Selection Committee, as well as the vacancies it is currently considering, can be found at