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Governor Dayton Appoints Patrick R. Rohland to Fill Fifth Judicial District Vacancy

August 15, 2013

ST. PAUL, MN –Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Mr. Patrick R. Rohland as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Fifth Judicial District. Mr. Rohland will be replacing the Honorable David W. Peterson, who retired earlier this year. The judgeship will be chambered at Redwood Falls in Redwood County.

“Throughout his accomplished legal career, and in his long-held commitment to public service, Mr. Patrick Rohland has demonstrated that he is well-prepared to take on the responsibilities of District Court Judge,” said Governor Dayton. “I am confident that Mr. Rohland will commit himself to the highest standards of justice as he takes on this new role in Minnesota’s Fifth Judicial District.”

Mr. Rohland currently serves as the Redwood Falls City Attorney, where he handles all aspects of criminal prosecutions as well as civil matters for the city. Previously, he served in the Redwood County Attorney’s Office and practiced in real estate law at the firm of Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A. Mr. Rohland received his B.A. with honors from Minnesota State University – Moorhead and his J.D. with honors from the William Mitchell College of Law.

Additionally, Mr. Rohland serves as a Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 97 and is a youth group leader with Cornerstone Christian Church. He is also actively involved with Venturing Crew 97 and Relay for Life.

Mr. Rohland resides with his family in Redwood Falls, MN.
Minnesota’s Fifth Judicial District consists of Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, and Watonwan Counties.

More information on the Commission on Judicial Selection, as well as vacancies it is currently considering, can be found at

A headshot of Mr. Patrick R. Rohland is attached.