Minnesota Judicial Branch History

Items in this section directly relate to the history of the court system in Minnesota or individual judges, particularly from the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.
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The First Ten

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Written for and presented on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, 13 December 1993.
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1993

A Search for Place

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The story of the Minnesota Courts from the territorial times to the construction of the Minnesota Judicial Center.
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1995

Minnesota Supreme Court Investiture Ceremony for The Honorable Anne K. McKeig

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Speakers: ReBecca Koenig Roloff (president of Saint Catherine University), Rita Coyle DeMeules (Commissioner of the Minnesota Supreme Court), Cecelia McKeig (mother of Justice McKeig), Chief Justice Lori S. Gildea, Robin Wolpert (president of the Minnesota State Bar Association), Philip Brodeen (president of the Minnesota American Indian Law Association), Governor Mark Dayton, Brittney Miller (attorney, former law clerk of Justice McKeig), Noya Woodrich (former president and CEO, Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches), Judge Robert A. Blaeser (Chief Judge, White Earth Tribal Court), Associate Justice Anne K. McKeig, Terrence Tibbetts (chairman, White Earth Tribal Council), Eugene Tibbetts (White Earth Tribal Council).
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2016

Vote Yes State Appeals Court

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Flyer created to promote passage of the Minnesota Constitutional Amendment that created the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
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1982

Minnesota Court of Appeals on March 10, 1986

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The first 12 judges on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. First row: Harriet Lansing, D.D. Wozniak, Edward Parker, Peter Popovich, Daniel Foley, Susanne Sedgwick. Second row: Gary Crippen, R.A. Randall, Thomas Forsberg, Doris Ohlsen Huspeni, Roger Nierengarten, David Leslie.
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1986

Swearing-in ceremony : Minnesota Supreme Court, Minnesota Court of Appeals, Associate Justice Margaret H. Chutich and Court of Appeals Judge Diane B. Bratvold.

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Investiture ceremony: Minnesota Supreme Court, Minnesota Court of Appeals, Associate Justice Margaret H. Chutich and Court of Appeals Judge Diane B. Bratvold. Speakers: Rita Coyle DeMeules (Commissioner of the Minnesota Supreme Court), Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, Chief Judge Edward Cleary, Governor Mark Dayton, Judge Diana Murphy, Associate Justice Margaret H. Chutich, former Chief Justice Eric Magnuson, Judge Diane B. Bratvold, Michael Unger (president of the Minnesota State Bar Association).
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2016

Interview with Eric Magnuson

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Oral history interview with Eric J. Magnuson, former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice conducted by Judge Diane B. Bratvold of the Minnesota Court of Appeals at the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Center, May 2, 2022.
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2022