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Rieger appointed 7th Judicial District judge

Friday, August 4, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joe Menden
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Gov. Steve Bullock today appointed Dawson County Attorney Olivia Cherlynn Rieger as 7th Judicial District judge.

Rieger was elected Dawson County Attorney in 2010. She previously served as Regional Deputy Public Defender for the Office of the State Public Defender in Glendive where she was named Public Defender of the Year in 2009.

She is a graduate of Belle Fourche High School in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, received her B.S. from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of South Dakota Law School.

the 7th Judicial District covers Dawson, Wibaux and Prairie counties.

The Judicial Nomination Commission last month nominated Rieger, along with Cynthia Thornton of the Office of the Public Defender in Glendive and Matthew Robertson of the Cascade County Attorney's Office.   

Rieger will replace the Honorable Richard Simonton of Glendive, who is retiring.