Planned maintenance will take place on Thursday, December 5th, 2019 between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. CST. Court applications may be temporarily unavailable during this time.
Chief Judge Dwayne N. Knutsen

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed July 30, 2010, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2012 and 2018. Current term expires Jan. 2025.

Education:

J.D., University of Minnesota, 1985

B.A., University of South Dakota at Vermillion, 1973

Employment:

Chippewa County attorney, 1999-2010

Part-time assistant Eighth Judicial District public defender, 1995-1998

Attorney; Montevideo law firm of Prindle, Maland, Sellner, Stennes, Knutsen and Stermer; 1986-2010

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association

Western Minnesota Legal Services Board of Directors

Former member, Minnesota County Attorneys Association

Former member, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association

Professional and Community Activities:

Member and past president, Montevideo Kiwanis Club

First Congregational Church in Montevideo (served four terms as a trustee and two terms as a moderator)