Rivera Spalla to fill Ninth Judicial District Vacancy


Governor Tim Walz has appointed Darlene Rivera Spalla to fill Ninth Judicial District Vacancy.

According to a release from the governor’s office, Rivera Spalla will serve as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Ninth Judicial District here in Northwest Minnesota, replacing the Honorable Kurt Marben. Rivera Spalla will be chambered at Mahnomen in Mahnomen County.

Rivera Spalla has served has County Attorney for Mahnomen County since 2011. Previously she has served as a White Earth Band Tribal Attorney, as well as Assistant Public Defender in Detroit Lakes and Assistant County Attorney for Mahnomen County.

Minnesota’s Ninth Judicial District consists of Aitkin, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Kittson, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau Counties.


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