Judge Karen R. Duncan


Appointed by Governor Mark Dayton on Mar. 1, 2013. Elected in 2014 and 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


J.D., University of Minnesota Law School

B.A., University of Minnesota


Chief Public Defender, Third Judicial District

Assistant Public Defender, Third Judicial District

Sole practitioner, Duncan Law Office, Owatonna

Assistant County Attorney, Rice and Olmsted counties in Minnesota, Benton County in Iowa

Professional and Community Activities:

Member, Owatonna Business Women

Member, Steele County Safe and Drug Free Community Coalition

Member, Steele County Transitional Housing Board