Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Eric P. Schieferdecker as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s 9th Judicial District today. Schieferdecker will replace Judge Donald J. Aandal, who resigned earlier this year. He will be chambered in Warren in Marshall County.
“I am pleased to appoint Eric Schieferdecker to serve as District Court Judge,” said Dayton in a release announcing the appointment. “Throughout his career, and through service to children and victims of crime, Mr. Schieferdecker has demonstrated his strong commitment to justice and to the betterment of his community. I am confident he will be an excellent judge.”
Schieferdecker is an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Minnesota, primarily prosecuting murder, drug, and implied consent cases in the 7th and 9th Judicial Districts. Previously, he was the Chief Assistant Beltrami County Attorney, and, prior to that, was an associate attorney at Drahos & Young in Bemidji. He earned his B.A. from Minot State University and his J.D. from the University of North Dakota School of Law.
Additionally, he is a board member and vice-chair of Support Within Reach, a sexual violence resource center serving Aitkin, Beltrami, Cass, Hubbard, and Itasca counties.
Schieferdecker resides in Bemidji.
The 9th 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.