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Chief Judge Kurt J. Marben

Pennington County

Pennington County Courthouse
Phone: (218) 683-7023


Appointed in September of 2000, by Governor Jesse Ventura. Elected in 2002 and 2008. His current term expires in January 2015.


J.D., University of Minnesota, 1977
B.S., Bemidji State College, 1974


Attorney- Charlson, Marben & Jorgenson, P.A., and predecessors (Thief River Falls, MN), 1977-2000

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association, certified Civil Trial Specialist

Professional Activities:

Judge Marben is a particiapting member of the Supreme Court's Advisory Committee for the General Rules of Practice for the District Courts and he represents the Ninth Judicial District on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota District Judges Association.