Judge Shari R. Schluchter

Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty on May 27, 2005. Elected in 2006, 2012, and 2018. Current term expires January 2025.


University of North Dakota
J.D., 1985
B.S., 1982


Judge- Beltrami County District Court, Ninth Judicial District, 2005-present
Beltrami County Attorney's Office - Chief Assistant 1990-2005, Assistant 1985-2005
Private Practice - 1985-1992
Adjunct Professor, Bemidji State University - 1992, 1996-2005


Professional Memberships:

Minnesota District Judges Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
15th District Bar Association
14th District Bar Association
Beltrami County Bar Association
Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the General Rules of Practice for District Courts
Former Member - Beltrami County Child Protection Team
Former Treasurer - Beltrami County Bar Association
Former Ethics Investigator - 15th District Ethics Committee

Community Activities:

Beltrami County Agricultural Association
Bemidji Friends of the Library
Former Board Member: Kinship North Advisory Board and Bemidji Area Super Swimmers Board
Former Member: Beltrami County Truancy Advisory Committee
Former Secretary: First Lutheran Church