Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Richelle Wahi as a new judge in the 1st District, based in Hastings.
She replaces Judge Mary Theisen, who has retired.
Wahi has been a partner at Lindquist & Vennum, handling family law and general litigation cases. She is chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee and is a Conciliation Court Referee in Dakota County.
She earned her B.A. from the College of St. Catherine and her J.D. with honors from William Mitchell College of Law.