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Published January 24, 2011, 01:31 PM

ND's federal bankruptcy court judge retiring

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The longtime federal bankruptcy judge in North Dakota is retiring.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The longtime federal bankruptcy judge in North Dakota is retiring.

The Forum newspaper reports that Judge William Hill of Fargo will step down in late August, after nearly three decades of service. He was appointed in 1983.

Before that, Hill was a part-time U.S. magistrate in the state and served as one of six judges on the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the 8th Circuit. For many years, Hill also served as a visiting judge, assisting the bankruptcy courts in Maryland, south Florida, Colorado and Iowa.

Hill graduated from the University of North Dakota law school in 1971 and the Hastings College of Trial Advocacy in 1977.

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