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Author Archives: Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

Why do you want to be a justice?

Justice Paul Thissen, left, is running for his first six-year term after being appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton in 2018. He is opposed by Michelle MacDonald, right, who has run for the court in every election cycle since 2014. (File photos: Associated Press and Minnesota Lawyer)

The marquee judicial race this year is the state Supreme Court contest between Justice Paul Thissen and challenger Michelle MacDonald. Minnesota Lawyer asked both candidates to fill out an identical six-question survey to sound them out on issues of importance to the judiciary.

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