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Published August 26, 2010, 08:00 AM

New federal magistrate has Iron Range roots

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis lawyer with Iron Range roots has been appointed to a federal magistrate's post in Duluth.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis lawyer with Iron Range roots has been appointed to a federal magistrate's post in Duluth.

Leo Brisbois will be sworn in Aug. 30 in Minneapolis. Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis announced Brisbois' appointment Wednesday.

Brisbois, 48, of Eagan, was born in Aurora and raised in Hibbing. Since 1991, he has been with the Minneapolis law firm of Stich, Angell, Kreidler, Dodge & Unke and recently served as president of the Minnesota State Bar Association.

Brisbois is a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians.

He'll replace U.S. Magistrate Judge Raymond Erickson, who is retiring Friday.

Davis says he's confident Brisbois will bring strong leadership to the courtroom.

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