Finalists named for judgeship

Three finalists have been named for a judgeship in Mille Lacs County District Court.

The state Commission on Judicial Selection has announced that the names of Leonard Weiler, Karl Schmidt and Richard Osborn have been forwarded to Gov. Mark Dayton, who will

pick the new judge. The judgeship was created by the retirement of Stearns County District Court Judge Skipper Pearson; the position then was transferred to Milaca after his retirement.

Weiler is the managing attorney in the Seventh Judicial District Public Defender’s Office. Schmidt is the senior assistant Benton County Attorney. Osborn is aa tribal judge for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.