Judge Stephen M. Halsey

Appointed May 24, 2002, by Governor Jesse Ventura.  Elected in 2004, 2010, and 2016.  His current term expires in Jan. 2023.


St. Cloud State College 1973
William Mitchell, JD 1978


Minnesota State Bar Association


Chair, Supreme Court Advisory Committee on General Rules of Practice.

Former Lead Judge for Outreach for Minnesota Judicial Branch.

Former Lead Judge, Wright County, Children's Justice Initiative.

Host and moderator of "The District Court Show," a public affairs cable TV program that is aired throughout the Tenth Judicial District. Over 100 episodes have been produced from 2004-18 on issues such as cameras in the courtroom, sentencing, truancy, child custody, teen driving safety, and jury duty. Episodes may be viewed at www.QCTV.org.

Writer of nearly 200 newspaper articles, submitted throughout the Tenth Judicial District, informing the public about the judicial process.

Judge Halsey has a blog Jurors Behaving Badly.