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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

U.S. Attorney Attends Investiture of U.S. Magistrate Judge

Rapid City, SD – On May 11, 2018, United States Attorney Ron Parsons attended the Investiture of United States Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann.  Judge Wollmann is the first person to serve in the newly created full-time federal magistrate position in the Western Division of the District of South Dakota.

The ceremony, held at the Andrew W. Bogue Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Rapid City, opened with celebratory music before the Hon. Jeffrey L. Viken, Chief Judge, welcomed the attendees with some opening remarks.  Additional remarks were presented by the Hon. Karen E. Schreier, United States District Judge.  Chief Judge Viken then administered the oath of office.  The ceremony concluded with comments from Judge Wollmann.

Judge Wollmann was appointed by the United States District Court to serve an eight-year term of office effective April 1, 2018.  She had been serving as a part-time magistrate judge since March 2015.  She is a graduate of Purdue University and the University of South Dakota School of Law.

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Updated May 15, 2018