New District Court Judge Klossner to be chambered in Isanti County

Governor Mark Dayton has recently announced the appointments of Brianne Buccicone and John Klossner as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District.

John Klossner

Buccicone will be replacing the Honorable Thomas D. Hayes, and will be chambered at Elk River in Sherburne County. Klossner will replace the Honorable James E. Dehn, and will be chambered at Cambridge in Isanti County.

Klossner is the First Assistant Chief Public Defender in the Seventh and Eighth Judicial District Public Defender’s Office, where he aides the Chief Public Defender in devising and implementing district wide policies and procedures and maintains a felony caseload. Previously, he was the Managing Attorney and an Assistant Public Defender in the Tenth Judicial District Public Defender’s Office. He earned his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin Platteville and his J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Klossner is the Secretary of the Cambridge Isanti Hockey Association Board, a past member and former Chair of the city of Cambridge Planning Commission, and a previous member of the city of Cambridge Comprehensive Plan Committee.
Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District consists of Anoka, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Pine, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright Counties.

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