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Judge Tamara L. Yon

Polk County

Polk County Courthouse
Phone: (218) 281-2332


Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty on January 20, 2006. Elected in 2008 and 2014. Current term expires Jan. 2021.


J.D., University of North Dakota Law School (Grand Forks), 1994
B.A., Concordia College (Moorhead), 1991


Judge- Ninth Judicial District, 2006-present
Attorney- Johannson, Rust, Yon, Stock and Rasmussen, 1994-2006
Chapter 7 Trustee- U.S. Department of Justice, 2003-2006

Professional Memberships:

American Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
North Dakota State Bar Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers
President- Fourteenth District Bar Association, 2004-2005
Board of Directors- Northwest Minnesota Legal Services, Inc.

Community Activities:

Volunteer Attorney- Crookston Area Habitat for Humanity
Sunday School Teacher
Piano Accompanist- St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Director- Crookston Education Foundation
Treasurer- Friends of the Library, Inc.
Director- Sunrise Center

Lecturing and Teaching Experience:

Judge Yon has been an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota-Crookston since 1999.