Judge Rodenberg Named To Court Of Appeals 28 Dec 11

Brown County Judge John Rodenberg was one of two judges named to the Minnesota Court of Appeals by Governor Mark Dayton on Tuesday. Rodenberg, who lives in New Ulm, will fill one of the two vacant at-large seats on the court. No date has yet been set for when he will join the court. He will leave his current appointment as part of the process. Rodenberg has served as district judge since 2000. Prior to that, he worked in a private practice and he was a part-time Assistant Brown County Attorney. The other judge named to the court was Margaret Chutich, of Minneapolis, who is the assistant dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Dayton praised both judges for standing out because of their proven commitment to public service. He said they will bring unique perspectives to the court.