Three finalists named for opening on Minnesota Supreme Court

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A state commission has recommended three finalists to fill a seat on the Minnesota Supreme Court that opens up this spring.

The Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection presented Gov. Dayton with the recommendations, which include two judges now sitting on the state Court of Appeals and a former U.S. Attorney for Minnesota.

A statement from the governor's office offers biographical information on judges Natalie Hudson and Edward Cleary and attorney David Lillehaug.

Dayton will interview the three and then choose a successor to Justice Paul Anderson, who is retiring at the end of May. It will be the second justice named by Dayton, who appointed Justice Wilhelmina Wright to the high court last year.

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