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Dayton names first American Indian justice: White Earth descendent and Federal Dam native to join Minnesota high court


ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Supreme Court is set to welcome its first American Indian member, who will give the court its second female majority.

Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday announced his appointment of Anne K. McKeig, who has been a Hennepin County district court judge as well as presiding family court judge.

A White Earth Nation descendant, McKeig was raised in Federal Dam, a small community southeast of Bemidji. White Earth is in northwestern Minnesota.


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