ST. PAUL (WJON News) -- A Stearns County Judge has been selected as a finalist for the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Governor Tim Walz's Merit Panel has picked Judge Sarah Hennesy as one of three finalists for the vacancy.

Get our free mobile app

Hennesy was seated as a 7th district judge in 2012 and has been chief judge since 2021. She previously practiced in both appellate and trial courts, as a public defender, and as a criminal defense lawyer.

The other two finalists are Rachel Bond, a managing attorney in the Office of the Minnesota Appellate Public Defender, and JaPaul Harris, a judge in the 2nd Judicial District in Ramsey County. The Court of Appeals vacancy occurred when Judge Jeffrey M. Byran resigned.

Submitted photo
Submitted photo



See What life Was Like in Stearns County During WWII -- Highlights from the Stearns History Museum's Event


Minnesota’s Best Bus Drivers Test Their Skills at Annual Roadeo in St. Cloud


9 Central MN Coffee Roasters to Support Your Caffeine Fix

More From 103.7 The Loon