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Hurly chosen for judgeship

By Staff | Jul 14, 2017

The vacancy for the Northeast Judicial District chamber in Rugby has been filled.

Last Friday, Gov. Doug Burgum appointed Devils Lake attorney Michael Hurly to the district judgeship effective Aug. 7. Hurly will serve a two-year term until the next general election.

The vacancy was created when former judge John C. McClintock, Jr., retired due to health reasons.

In June a six-person nominating committee named two finalists out of four applicants that were to be forwarded for Burgum’s consideration Hurly and Rugby attorney Bill Hartl. The other applicants were Meredith Childress, of Minot, and Misty Nehring, of Williston.

A graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law, Hurly was admitted to the state bar in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked at the Traynor Law Firm in Devils Lake, where he is currently a partner. He also served as an assistant state’s attorney for Benson, Nelson and Ramsey counties, an assistant city attorney and city prosecutor for Devils Lake and a city attorney for St. John.

“My family and I are excited to move to Rugby,” Hurly said. Hurly and his wife, Kim, have five children.

– Tribune Staff Report

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