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Senior Judge Michael J. Kraker
(retired 2012)

Mahnomen County


Appointed in 1989 by Governor Rudy Perpich. Elected 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008.

Retired Dec. 31, 2012.

Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from July 24, 2013, to June 30, 2015.


J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 1974
B.A., St. John's University (Collegeville, MN), 1969


County Attorney- Mahnomen County, 1977-1989
Private Practice- Kraker, Mazitelli & O'Neill, 1974-1977

Community Activities:

Board of Directors- Northwest Minnesota Legal Services
Advisory Board- West Central Regional Juvenile Center

Military Service:

Judge Kraker served the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.