Minnesota Governor Tim Walz picks Ramsey County judge to fill vacancy on appellate court

(St. Paul, MN)  --  Governor Tim Walz says he has selected Ramsey County Judge JaPaul Harris as a Minnesota appellate court justice.  

He will fill the spot left vacant after Judge Jeffrey Bryan was confirmed to the federal bench in late November.  

The governor called Harris and experienced judge with a diverse practice background who has consistently worked to build trusts in the court.