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Judge Stephen M. Halsey

Wright County

Wright County Courthouse
Phone: (763) 682-7539


Appointed May 24, 2002, by Governor Jesse Ventura.  Elected in 2004 and 2010.  His current term expires in Jan. 2017.


St. Cloud State College 1973
William Mitchell, JD 1978


Minnesota State Bar Association


Former Lead Judge for Outreach for Minnesota Judicial Branch.

Former Lead Judge, Wright County, Children's Justice Initiative.

Host and moderator of "The District Court Show," a public affairs cable TV program that is aired throughout the Tenth Judicial District. Over 50 episodes have been produced from 2004-10 on issues such as cameras in the courtroom, sentencing, truancy, child custody, teen driving safety, and jury duty. Episodes may be viewed at

Writer of newspaper articles, submitted throughout the Tenth Judicial District, informing the public about the judicial process.

Judge Halsey has two blogs: