MINNEAPOLIS, MN—On October 11, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced the appointment of Adam Johnson and Lauren Johnson as district court judges in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. The seats will be chambered in Hastings in Dakota County and Shakopee in Scott County.
Adam Johnson will be replacing the Honorable Tim D. Wermager for the seat chambered in Dakota County. He is the deputy county administrator for Rice County, where he serves as a legal advisor to the county administrator and the county board on a wide variety of civil and operational matters.
Lauren Johnson will be replacing the Honorable Mark C. Vandelist for the seat chambered in Scott County. She is an associate attorney with Melchert Hubert Sjodin, PLLP, where she specializes in family law, orders for protection, and child protection matters.