- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

BSMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed Judge Jon Jensen to the North Dakota Supreme Court.

Burgum on Wednesday named Jensen to replace Justice Carol Kapsner. Kapsner announced her resignation in April after nearly 18 years on the state’s highest court.

In a statement, Burgum says Jensen “brings a wealth of private sector, public sector, legal and judicial experience.” He was among three finalists whose names were forwarded to the governor by a nominating committee.

Jensen is presiding judge for the Northeast Central District. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law and previously was in private practice in Grand Forks.

Jensen will serve at least two years before the general election in November 2020, when he must run for a new term.

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