Heidi Schultz, assistant attorney in Todd County, appointed as district judge

Schultz also served as an assistant county attorney in Douglas, Olmsted, and St. Louis counties.

Heidi Schultz

ST. PAUL — Heidi Schultz, an assistant Todd County attorney, will soon serve as a district court judge in the Seventh District.

Gov. Tim Walz and Lieut. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced the appointment Tuesday, March 22. Another judge position in the Seventh District will be filled by Leah duCharme.

The seats will be chambered in St. Cloud in Stearns County and Moorhead in Clay County.

Schultz will be replacing the Honorable Kris H. Davick-Halfen in Stearns County.

“I am excited to appoint Ms. Schultz,” Walz said in a news release. “She is not only an experienced litigator, but a devoted public servant with a deep commitment to ensuring that our justice system is responsive to everyone who comes before it.”


“Ms. Schultz will be a welcome addition to the Stearns County bench,” added Flanagan. “Her outstanding experience, compassion, and deep commitment to ensuring equitable outcomes for all will make her a great judge.”

Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District encompasses Becker, Benton, Clay, Douglas, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Stearns, Todd, and Wadena.

Schultz prosecutes adult criminal cases of all levels in Todd County. She was previously a partner at Swenson Lervick Syverson Trosvig Jacobson Schultz Cass.

Schultz also served as an assistant county attorney in Douglas, Olmsted, and St. Louis counties.

Earlier in her career, she clerked for the Honorable Mark A. Munger in the Sixth Judicial District.

Schultz’s community involvement includes serving on the board of directors for the Alexandria Dollars for Scholars foundation and the Alexandria Figure Skating Club. She also served on the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure. She earned her B.A. and J.D. from Valparaiso University.

Ms. duCharme will be replacing the Honorable Amber B. Gustafson in Clay County.

For more information about the judicial selection process, visit the Governor’s Judicial Appointments webpage .

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