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Judge Darlene Rivera Spalla

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed by Governor Tim Walz on Sept. 27, 2019. Elected in 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.

Past Employment:

  • County Attorney, Mahnomen County
  • White Earth Band Tribal Attorney
  • Assistant Public Defender, Detroit Lakes
  • Assistant County Attorney, Mahnomen County

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Member, Steering Committee, White Earth/Mahnomen Drug Court and DUI Court
  • Member, Steering Committee, White Earth/Mahnomen Juvenile Wellness Court
  • Member, Steering Committee, Family Dependency Court
  • Board Member, Patriot Assistance Dogs