A Chatfield resident has been appointed by Governor Mark Dayton as a new Third Judicial District Court Judge in Olmsted County.
Dayton announced that Kathy Wallace will be replacing Judge Joseph Wieners who retired earlier this year.
Wallace is currently a Team Lead Attorney with the Criminal Division of the Olmsted County Attorney's Office, where she supervises a team of attorneys and represents Olmsted County in complex legal matters.
Previously Wallace served as an assistant county attorney in Olmsted and Mower Counties.
She resides in Chatfield and is a graduate of the William Mitchell College of Law.
The judgeship will remain chambered in Olmsted County.
There was no announcement of when Wallace will be formally sworn in.....