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Dayton appoints Bemidji resident as district judge

BEMIDJI -- Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Eric Schieferdecker of Bemidji as a judge for the Ninth Judicial District, a press release said Friday.

Schieferdecker serves an assistant state attorney general, mainly prosecuting murder, drug and implied consent cases in the Seventh and Ninth judicial districts. Although his new judgeship  will be chambered in Marshall County, Schieferdecker has several ties to the Bemidji area. Hepreviously was the chief assistant Beltrami County attorney, and before that, an associate attorney at Drahos & Young in Bemidji.

“Throughout his career, and through service to children and victims of crime, Mr. Schieferdecker has demonstrated his strong commitment to justice and to the betterment of his community. I am confident he will be an excellent judge,” Dayton said in the release.

Schieferdecker received his B.A. from Minot State University and his J.D. from the University of North Dakota School of Law. He replaces Donald Aandal, who resigned earlier this year.