A retirement celebration will be held for Judge Joel Medd on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in Grand Forks.
The event will take place in the 6th Floor Conference Room of the Grand Forks County Office Building. Festivities will run from 2-4:30 p.m., with a program scheduled for 3 p.m.
Medd, who serves as a Northeast Central Judicial District judge, was appointed by Gov. Arthur Link in 1979 and is the longest serving district judge currently on the bench in the state.
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.
August 26, 2013