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Eighth Judicial District Judge Kathryn N. Smith, right, makes a point Tuesday during a debate with challenger, Renville Assistant County Attorney Glen Jacobsen. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Judge, challenger debate court budgets, scheduling, sentencing, a bit of politics

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WILLMAR -- Eighth Judicial District Judge Kathryn N. Smith and her challenger, Renville Assistant County Attorney Glen Jacobsen, faced off in the second half of Tuesday evening's debates sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

Smith was appointed to the bench in 1997 and was re-elected in 1998 and 2004.

She is chambered in Kandiyohi County but also hears cases in Meeker County.

Jacobsen has been the assistant county attorney in Renville County since 2002.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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