MINOT, N.D. - Soon, you'll see a new judge at the head of Municipal Court in Minot.
Ashley Beall held off incumbent Mark Rasmuson in a close race in Tuesday’s election, taking just over 52-percent of the vote.
Beall received her law degree from the University of North Dakota. She has worked in both the Ward County State’s Attorney’s office, as well as serving as a public defender.
She says she wants to work to enforce the rulings of the court more, for the betterment of the defendants and the community.
“Really it's just a matter of making sure that people are completing those things that they're supposed to complete, whether it's a class, whether it's payment of fines and fees, and that there's a consequence if those things are not completed timely,” said Beall.
Beall will take over as judge following the city's reorganization later this month.