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Judge Mark F. Hansen

Otter Tail County

Otter Tail County Courthouse
Phone: (218) 998-8000


Appointed June 22, 2006, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2008 and 2014. Current term expires Jan. 2021.


University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1972
Macalester College, B.A. (cum laude), 1969


Hansen and Pederson, attorney and partner, 1985-2006

Part-time assistant Wadena County Attorney; city attorney for Aldrich, Bertha, Sebeka, and Wadena;prosecuting attorney for the cities of Menahga and Verndale; and township attorney for Blueberry Township and Deer Creek Township; 1985-2006

Kennedy and Nervig, associate, 1974-1985

Eighth Judicial District, law clerk in Chippewa County, 1972-1974

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association
Seventh District Bar Association, member and past president
American Bar Association

Community Activities:

New York Mills Regional Cultural Center Board of Directors
Wadena Lions Club
Wadena Chamber of Commerce, past president
Wadena Library Board
Wadena/Deer Creek Dollars for Scholars
First Congregational United Church of Christ in Wadena, volunteer