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Governor Walz Announces Appointment to Fill Seventh Judicial District Vacancy

6/24/2019 4:14:36 PM


[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced the appointment of Matthew Engelking as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. Mr. Engelking will be replacing the Honorable Frederick L. Grunke and will be chambered at St. Cloud in Stearns County.

“I am honored to appoint Matthew Engelking as a District Court Judge in the Seventh Judicial District,” said Governor Walz. “His professional experience demonstrates his ability to see a case from every angle, and I have no doubt that Matthew will serve the people of the Seventh Judicial District well.”

“We were impressed by Matthew’s professional and personal ties to Stearns County,” said Lieutenant Governor Flanagan. “This is not always easy work, but Matthew shows a deep compassion for children and families and a commitment to finding justice for all Minnesotans.”

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

About Matthew Engelking
Mr. Engelking is a senior attorney in the Stearns County Attorney’s Office, where his caseload primarily consists of child abuse, sexual assault, and jury trial experience in a wide variety of matters. Previously, Engelking was a criminal defense attorney at Engelking Law Office, while doing pro bono work in assisting victims of domestic violence. His community involvement includes the Central Minnesota Child Advocacy Center Steering & Administrative Committee, Stearns County Domestic Violence Partnership and Chair of the Child Trauma Task Force Subcommittee.

He received his B.A. from Evangel University and his J.D. from Regent University School of Law. A headshot is attached.

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