Judge Earl E. Maus

Appointed Mar. 13, 2008, by Governor Tim Pawlenty.
Elected in 2010 and 2016.  Current term expires Jan. 2023.


St. Cloud State University, B.A., 1977
William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1982


State of MN Dept. of Corrections, 1977-80
Ramsey County, 1981-82
Beltrami County, 1983
Cass County, 1984-2008

Professional Memberships:


  • MN County Attorney's Association
  • National District Attorney's Association


  • MN State Bar Association
  • Cass County Bar Association
  • Crow Wing/Aitkin County Bar Association
  • MN District Judges Association

Professional and Community Activities:

Past Member: Jaycees, Rotary
Present Member: Lions

Additional Information:

Past Activities:

  • MN County Attorney's Assoc.
  • President, 2001
  • Member of Board of Directors
  • Chair of Indian Law Committee
  • Chair of Peace Officer Training Committee
  • Received Johnson Distinguished Service Award, 2007
  • Served on Board of Directors for Northwest Minnesota Juvenile Center
  • Served on Board of Directors for Family Advocacy Center, Bemidji, MN
  • Volunteer instructor for law enforcement CLEs and high school civic classes
  • Mock trial judge