Michael J. Davis, Chief U.S. District Judge, announces the appointment of Jon T. Huseby to the position of Part-Time United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Minnesota. Magistrate Judge Huseby took the oath of office in the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis on Feb. 25. A formal investiture ceremony will be held at a later date.

    Michael J. Davis, Chief U.S. District Judge, announces the appointment of Jon T. Huseby to the position of Part-Time United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Minnesota. Magistrate Judge Huseby took the oath of office in the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis on Feb. 25. A formal investiture ceremony will be held at a later date.   

    Huseby grew up in Crookston and graduated from high school here.   

    The U.S. District Judges of the District of Minnesota appointed an eight-member Merit Selection Panel to review applications, interview prospective candidates, and recommend to the District Judges the candidates they deemed best qualified for the position. The Honorable Donovan W. Frank, U.S. District Judge, chaired the Panel.   

    Huseby graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2001, after earning a B.A. from the University of Minnesota and attending the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. Before attending school, Huseby served in the U.S. Army. After law school, Huseby moved to the Bemidji area where he worked as an associate attorney at Hazelton and Rodgers from 2001 to 2006 and as a staff attorney for the Legal Services of Northwestern Minnesota from 2006-2008. Since 2008, Huseby has worked at the firm of Fuller, Wallner, Cayko, Pederson & Huseby in Bemidji, where he is currently a partner, specializing in the areas of worker’s compensation, social security disability appeals, and personal injury.   

    Part-Time U.S. Magistrate Judges are appointed by the U.S. District Court for a four-year term and are eligible for reappointment to successive terms. The Part-Time Magistrate Judge position serves the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota in the Bemidji area. The primary duties performed by the Part-Time U.S. Magistrate Judge include reviewing and issuing warrants, presiding over initial appearance proceedings, and presiding over petty offense and misdemeanor proceedings.