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October 21, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Stephen Wenztell, left, is sworn in Friday as a new judge in the Eighth Judicial District by his brother and fellow judge, Michael Wentzell, right. Stephen's wife and son, Jessica and Ryan, stood with him during the investiture ceremony at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building in Willmar.
Wentzell takes his place on 8th District bench
October 21, 2017 - 10:10am
September 15, 2017
Wentzell appointed to fill Eighth Judicial District vacancy
September 15, 2017 - 8:42pm
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

Greg Renneke, a member of the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners, left, accepts a plaque Thursday from Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea as members of the Minnesota Judicial Council dedicated the county's new Justice Center in Granite Falls.
YM Justice Center makes its case: State's chief justice commends county for support of courts
September 15, 2017 - 8:11am
January 11, 2017
Chase Frieze talks Monday at his home in rural New London about his graduation last week from the Eighth Judicial District’s Drug Treatment Court. He has been sober for more than 1,000 days.

Briana Sanchez / Tribune
A different person today
January 11, 2017 - 11:10pm
January 6, 2017
Eight of the 13 counties comprising the Eighth Judicial District currently participate in the specialized drug court, and five do not. The participating counties are Wilkin, Grant, Traverse, Stevens, Swift, Kandiyohi, Meeker, and Chippewa. The non-participating counties are Big Stone, Lac qui Parle, Pope, Renville, and Yellow Medicine.
One county asks why others aren't involved with drug court
January 6, 2017 - 10:34pm
March 25, 2016
Governor appoints Doll to bench in Eighth District
March 25, 2016 - 11:34pm
February 18, 2016
Three finalists named for western Minnesota judgeship
February 18, 2016 - 11:05pm
June 30, 2015
Defendants make life-changing choices through local drug court program
June 30, 2015 - 11:00pm
October 24, 2014
Sobriety earns praise, even applause in drug court hearings
October 24, 2014 - 11:52pm
July 1, 2014
Kandiyohi County Board supports new drug court program in 8th Judicial District
July 1, 2014 - 10:57pm
Spilseth and Thompson re-elected to leadership posts in Eighth Judicial District
July 1, 2014 - 10:42pm
October 17, 2013
Dikken offers to plead guilty to second degree murder charges
October 17, 2013 - 3:12pm
September 19, 2013
Patrice Monson, mother of homicide victim Kara Monson, talked to reporters after Thursday’s court proceedings in Granite Falls. “I’m here for Chris (Panitzke) and Kara. It was very difficult but I am proud to say I had the strength to be there.’’ Eric Monson, first cousin to Kara, is at her side. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Dikken held on $3 million bail
September 19, 2013 - 11:04pm
September 18, 2013
Formal charges, court appearance pending for suspect in Granite Falls double homicide
September 18, 2013 - 11:10am
September 11, 2013
Two Willmar attorneys appointed as new district judges
September 11, 2013 - 6:00am