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Judge Michelle M. Anderson


Appointed September 6, 2017, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2018. Current term expires January 2025.


  • J.D., with distinction, University of North Dakota School of Law
  • B.A. University of North Dakota

Past Employment:

  • Range Division Head, St. Louis County Attorney’s Office
  • Assistant County Attorney, St. Louis County Attorney’s Office
  • Associate Attorney, Prebich and Sullivan, P.C.
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Sixth Judicial District, Hon. Gary J. Pagliaccetti

Professional Memberships:

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Minnesota County Attorney’s Association
  • National District Attorney’s Association
  • Past member, Range Bar Association and Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Admitted to the Minnesota State Bar and the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota

Professional and Community Activites:

  • Former board member, Independent School District #712, Mountain Iron-Buhl
  • Former Vice-President, Sexual Assault Program of Northern St. Louis County Board of Directors
  • Vice-President, Mountain Iron-Buhl Parent Teacher Association
  • YMCA Strategic Planning Committee
  • Range Treatment Court, Team Member
  • Past member, Do Good Club
  • Past member, Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force Advisory Board
  • Past member, Arrowhead Peace Officer Association
  • Past member, Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence