Judge Joel Medd of the Northeast Central Judicial District has announced that he will retire Sept. 1. He was appointed by Gov. Arthur Link in 1979 and is the longest serving district judge currently on the bench in the state.In his resignation letter, Medd said: "It has been my pleasure and privilege to serve the people of the great State of North Dakota as a judge for almost 38 years, starting in 1975."
Prior to his appointment as district judge, Medd served as Benson County Judge, Williams County Judge, municipal judge, county justice, and tribal judge. He was elected as district judge in 1980 and reelected in 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004 and 2010.
Medd was born in Langdon and grew up in Anamoose. He graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1969 and from the UND School of Law in 1975.
May 29, 2013