MOORHEAD — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has appointed Jade Rosenfeldt as a new judge in the state's Seventh Judicial District, the governor's office said Thursday, Sept. 26.

“Jade Rosenfeldt demonstrates a remarkable range of experience in the legal field, and she is well-prepared to take on this judgeship,” Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan said in a news release.

The appointment fills a newly created judgeship that went into effect July 1. Rosenfeldt will be based in Clay County.

Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District consists of Becker, Benton, Clay, Douglas, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Stearns, Todd and Wadena counties.

Rosenfeldt graduated with a bachelor's degree from Concordia College and graduated from the University of North Dakota Law School. She was recently a lawyer with Vogel Law Firm and has worked on criminal and family cases in state and federal courts in Minnesota and North Dakota.