Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Colleen Thompson Michels to the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection as one of the four Eighth Judicial District members. She has a non-attorney position.
Thompson Michels is the retired president of Ridgewater College in Willmar and Hutchinson.
The commission solicits judicial candidates, evaluates applicants and recommends nominees to the governor, who makes the final decision on appointments.
There are 49 members, with 27 appointed by the governor and 22 appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court.