Dakota County judge tapped as next Minnesota U.S. attorney


Erica MacDonald

On April 10, President Donald Trump nominated First Judicial District Judge Erica MacDonald to be the next U.S. attorney for the District of Minnesota. 

According to a press release, MacDonald was appointed to her current position in 2009 and re-elected in 2012. She served eight years as an assistant U.S. attorney in Minnesota. 

MacDonald received her juris doctorate from DePaul University College of Law and began her law career as a judicial law clerk for the Northern District of Illinois. 

“Judge MacDonald is a dedicated public servant who is well-qualified to serve as Minnesota’s next U.S. attorney. I had a good meeting with her months ago and I told the Department of Justice and the administration that she would be a good candidate for the job,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar said in a statement. “As a member of the Judiciary Committee, I look forward to working with her as her nomination moves forward.”


— Hannah Burlingame

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