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Chief Judge Stoney L. Hiljus


Appointed on April 9, 2012, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2014. Current term expires Jan. 2021.


Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul – Juris Doctor 1995, Dean’s Honor Roll

Minnesota State University, Mankato – Bachelor of Science 1992, Magna Cum Laude 


City of Coon Rapids, City Attorney, 2007-2012

City of Cambridge, City Administrator, 2003-2007

Isanti County Attorney’s Office, Chief Deputy, 1997-2003

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Legal Services Director, 1995-1997

The Honorable James R. Clifford, Law Clerk, 1995

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota District Judge’s Association

International Municipal Attorney’s Association

National District Attorney’s Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Minnesota County Attorney’s Association

Minnesota American Indian Bar Association