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Former judge from N. London named to state commission

ST. PAUL -- John Lindstrom, a former Eighth District Court Judge, has been named to the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection.

The appointment of six new members to the commission from the First, Fourth and Eighth Judicial Districts was announced Friday by Gov. Mark Dayton.

Lindstrom, of New London, currently serves as a mediator and arbitrator at the Gilbert Mediation Center. He is also a former Minnesota state representative. He serves on the Willmar Community Foundation board of directors and is a senior member of the Minnesota District Judges Association.

The Commission on Judicial Selection recruits and reviews candidates for judgeship vacancies that occur within district courts and for openings that take place during the term of a judge on the Workers Compensation Court of Appeals. The commission then puts forth three to five recommendations to the governor for consideration.

Forty-nine members are appointed to the commission; 27 are appointed by the governor and 22 by the Supreme Court. Nine members serve in an at-large capacity while four members serve per each judicial district. The governor had previously appointed the at-large and Third District members to the commission.