Two St. Cloud State graduates are joining the bench in Minnesota’s 7th Judicial District.
Michelle L. Clark ’96 will be chambered in Alexandria. She is an assistant county attorney in Douglas County, where she handles gross misdemeanor and felony cases. Previously, she was an attorney at Tillitt, McCarten, Johnson & Haseman and a law clerk to the Hon. Thomas M. Stringer. She earned her law degree at the University of Minnesota. Clark holds a St. Cloud State bachelor’s degree in criminal justice studies.
Clark serves on the Douglas County Domestic Violence Task Force, the Douglas County Coalition on Mental Health and the Legal Office Advisory Committee at Alexandria Technical and Community College. She is a lifetime member of the Wadena Chapter of the VFW Auxiliary and President of the Douglas County Law Library Board.
Antoinette C. Wetzel ’92 will be chambered at Little Falls. She is an attorney at Wetzel Law Firm in Little Falls, where she is a general practitioner, handling civil, family, juvenile and criminal matters. Wetzel is a qualified neutral mediator and serves as city attorney for Royalton and Little Falls, prosecuting ordinance violations. Previously, she was a guardian ad litem and custody evaluator in Crow Wing County and a correctional officer in Morrison County. She earned her law degree at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Wetzel holds a St. Cloud State bachelor’s degree is in criminal justice studies.
Wetzel is a member of the Pinnacle Hunting Club, the Little Falls Chamber of Commerce, the Morrison County Historical Society and the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 46.
Wetzel and Clark were appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton to fill vacancies. One of Minnesota’s 10 judicial districts, the 7th Judicial District is Becker, Benton, Clay, Douglas, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Stearns, Todd and Wadena counties.