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Judge Michelle M. Anderson


Appointed September 6, 2017, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2018. Current term expires January 2025.


  • J.D., with distinction, University of North Dakota School of Law
  • B.A. University of North Dakota

Past Employment:

  • Range Division Head, St. Louis County Attorney’s Office
  • Assistant County Attorney, St. Louis County Attorney’s Office
  • Associate Attorney, Prebich and Sullivan, P.C.
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Sixth Judicial District, Hon. Gary J. Pagliaccetti

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure
  • Minnesota District Judges Foundation/Association
  • Range Hybrid Court Team Member, Presiding Judge
  • Range Mental Health Court Team, founding member
  • Iron Range Equal Justice Committee
  • BRIDGEs, team member
  • Sixth Judicial District Children’s Justice Initiative (CJI) Committee Member
  • CJI Indian Child Welfare Act Subcommittee Member
  • Sixth District Re-engineering Committee Member
  • Sixth District Pandemic Steering Committee Member
  • Sixth District Administrative Committee Member
  • Judicial Conference Planning Committee, 2019
  • Judicial Trial Skills Mentor
  • Treatment Court Initiative Advisory Committee (TCI), member
  • Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure, member