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Gov. Dayton appoints new District Court Judge in Fillmore County

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (WXOW) -- Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed a new District Court Judge in Minnesota's Third Judicial District branch in Preston.

Matthew J. Opat will replace the Honorable Robert R. Benson, who retired earlier this year.

Opat has a private law practice in Chatfield, Matthew J. Opat, P.A.

He serves as the prosecutor for the city of Chatfield in petty misdemeanor, misdemeanor, and gross misdemeanor violations.

Opat is also the former Fillmore County Attorney.  

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