Judge Gretchen D. Thilmony


Appointed on July 18, 2016, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2018. Current term expires Jan. 2025.


  • Juris Doctor with Distinction, University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, ND
  • Bachelor of Arts – Degree in English, Cum Laude, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

Past Employment:

Becker County Attorney's Office
Becker County Attorney, 1998-2016

Sinclair, Evans, Hunt, Heisler, & Fritz, P.A.
Associate Attorney, 1998-2002

Professional Memberships:
  • Anishinabe Sexual Assault Response Team
  • White Earth/Becker County/Clearwater County and Mahnomen County Public Safety Committee
  • Public Safety in Indian Country Partner, US Department of Justice
  • Becker County Bar Association (Past President)   

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Member (Past Director)
  • Lakes Crisis and Resource Center Board of Directors (Past President)
  • Kiwanis International, DL Chapter (Past Member and Director)