Here comes the judge and her supporting cast


February 19, 2022

Judge Donna Dixon (R) and Maria Pahlen (L) in undated courtroom photo

by Jeff Olsen

Behind the bench, Judge Donna Dixon of the 9th District Court can occasionally be imposing like an old schoolmarm receiving late assignments that are also poorly done.

But there are times in her courtroom at the Roseau County Courthouse when she breaks out in a smile.

Even laughs.

"I've been a judge since November 5, 2001. So, it's over 20 years now. I'm in the courtroom most days."

On that particular day in January, she was not at the courthouse.

"Unfortunately I had close contact with someone who had Covid. This week, I'm in my house," she said on Friday, January 14, adding tha...

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