On Monday, Sept. 18, Governor Mark Dayton announced Stephen J. Wentzell as a District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Eighth District.

On Monday, Sept. 18, Governor Mark Dayton announced Stephen J. Wentzell as a District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Eighth District. Wentzell will replace the previous judge Donald M. Spilseth, who is retiring on Oct. 6. He will be chambered in the Kandiyohi County Courthouse in Willmar.

Wentzell is the First Assistant Kandiyohi County Attorney, where he assists in supervision of the office, provides legal advice to county departments, and maintains a criminal, juvenile and civil commitment caseload.

He was previously an Assistant Kandiyohi County Attorney and a law clerk for Judge David L. Mennis.

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