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Judge Tricia B. Zimmer


Appointed by Governor Mark Dayton on Sept. 14, 2018. Elected in 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


  • J.D., University of South Dakota
  • M.P.A., University of South Dakota
  • B.A., University of South Dakota

Past Employment:

  • Vice President, Human Resources, North Star Mutual Insurance Co.
  • Attorney/consultant, Petersen Law Office
  • Assistant Lyon County Attorney
  • Adjunct professor, Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Judicial law clerk, Fifth Judicial District

Community Activities:

  • Former member, Southwest Minnesota State University Foundation Board
  • Former member, Marshall Police Advisory Board
  • Volunteer, United Way of Southwest Minnesota