Judge Patricia Alander Aanes


Appointed Feb. 8, 2019, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


J.D., Mitchell Hamline School of Law
B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

Past Employment:

  • Solo practitioner, Patricia A. Aanes Attorney at Law , P.L.L.C.
  • Partner, Erickson & Aanes Law Offices
  • Partner, Erickson, Pearson & Aanes Law Offices
  • Associate, Erickson & Pearson Law Offices
  • Judicial law clerk, the Honorable Michael Seibel and the Honorable Donald E. Rysavy, Third Judicial District Court judges

Community Activities: 

  • Board Chair, Crow Wing County Crime Victim Services
  • Board Chair, YMCA, Brainerd Lakes Area
  • Vice-Chair, Brainerd Public Schools Foundation