Judge Barbara R. Hanson

Appointed on May 5, 2005, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2006, 2012, and 2018. Current term expires in January 2025.


J.D., University of North Dakota School of Law, 1984
B.S., Bemidji State University, 1977
A.A., Fergus Falls Community College, 1975


Judge- Otter Tail County District Court and Seventh Judicial District, 2005-present
Assistant Attorney- Otter Tail County Attorney, 1984-2005

Professional Memberships:

Otter Tail County Juvenile Advisory Council
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota County Attorney's Association

Community Activities:

Member- Fergus Falls High School Choral and Band Boosters
Board of Directors- Lake Region Halfway House
Former Member- Process Parenting Advisory Council
Former Member- CARE (Children are the Responsibility of Everyone) Council