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Senior Judge Bernard E. Borene
(retired 2010)

Rice County


Appointed in 1984 by Governor Rudy Perpich. Elected 1986, 1992, 1998, and 2004.

Retired April 1, 2010.

Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015.


J.D., University of Minnesota, 1970
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1967


Attorney- Lampe, Fossum, Jacobson & Borene (Northfield, MN), 1971-1984
Law Clerk (Hon. Urban J. Steimann)- Third Minnesota Judicial District Court, 1970-1971

Community Activities:

Member- Northfield Lions Club
Former Member and Director- Northfield Jaycees