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Huesmann chosen to succeed retiring Judge Bjerke in La Crosse County court



A new circuit judge has been appointed for La Crosse County.

Attorney Mark Huesmann will succeed Branch 3 Judge Todd Bjerke, who’s retiring at the end of the month. Governor Evers announced Huesmann’s appointment on Thursday.

Huesmann has been a court commissioner since Bjerke became a judge 16 years ago, and also has served as municipal court judge for the region. He’s also a professor with the UWL College of Business.

Todd Bjerke has served as a La Crosse County judge since 2007

An election will be held in April 2024 for voters to choose a full-time judge for Branch 3.

Bjerke announced this past April that he would be retiring, with two years left in his term. He was one of three current La Crosse County judges first elected in the spring of 2007, along with Scott Horne and Elliott Levine.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Carol Herlitzka

    July 7, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    Will George Soros be paying this judge money to keep following the Biden polocies?

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