Appointed August 28, 1998. Elected in 2000, 2006, and 2012.
Retired Aug. 4, 2017.
Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021.
Creighton University School of Law (J.D. 1976); University of Minnesota (B.A. 1973).
Judicial Law Clerk, Third Judicial District (1976-77); Attorney and shareholder of Gavin, Olson, Conkel & Savre LTD., Glencoe, MN (1977-1998)
Minnesota (1976); United States (1982).
McLeod County Bar Association, Minnesota District Judges Association, Past Chairman of the 8th District Ethics Committee
Service on numerous community and church organizations such as Glencoe Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, Parish Council, Glencoe Area Health Center Foundation, etc.
Judge Conkel's "night job" is as the public address announcer for Glencoe Silver Lake High School athletic events.