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Dayton appoints two judges in Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. — Leslie Beiers and Theresa Neo have been appointed as northeastern Minnesota’s newest judges.

Gov. Mark Dayton made the announcement Friday in a news release. The new judges will replace Dale Wolf and Heather Sweetland, two long-serving Sixth Judicial District judges who retired last month.

Beiers, a senior assistant St. Louis County attorney, will take over Wolf’s seat in Carlton County. Neo, a prosecutor in the Duluth City Attorney’s Office, will take over Sweetland’s seat at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth.

Beiers and Neo were two of four finalists recommended to the governor by the Commission on Judicial Selection. Assistant St. Louis County Attorney Nathaniel Stumme and public defender Jill Eichenwald were also in the running.

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