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Judge Profile:

Judge Mark F. Hansen


Otter Tail County

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

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed June 22, 2006, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2008. His current term expires in January 2015.

Education:

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

Employment:

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