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Judge Kris Davick-Halfen

Stearns County

Stearns County Courthouse
Phone: (320) 656-3620


Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty in 2004. Elected in 2006 and 2012. Current term expires Jan. 2019.


J.D., University of North Dakota School of Law, 1985
B.A., Concordia College, 1981


Judge- Seventh Judicial District, 2004-present

Child Support Magistrate (Former title was Administrative Law Judge)- Seventh Judicial District, 1998-2004

Mediator/Guardian ad litem/independent hearing officer- 1998-2004

Assistant County Attorney- Morrison County, 1989-1997

Attorney- Peltoniemi, Johnson and Majors, 1985-1986

Assistant County Attorney- Wadena County, 1985-1989

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota District Judges Association
John E. Simonett American Inn of Court

Community Activities:

American Lutheran Church of Long Prairie
Long Prairie Rotary
Long Prairie Hockey Association