Bismarck-based judge battling kidney cancer to retire

June 1, 2018 GMT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — South Central District Judge Sonna Anderson plans to retire at the end of the month, citing health reasons.

Anderson tells The Bismarck Tribune that she’s battling kidney cancer and making frequent trips to the University of Minnesota for treatment.

Anderson submitted a resignation letter Wednesday to Gov. Doug Burgum. The state Supreme Court as part of normal procedure will determine if the judgeship should be retained, moved or eliminated. Any successor will be appointed by Burgum.


Anderson took office in 2004 after being appointed by then-Gov. John Hoeven. She has since won three elections, most recently in 2016.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com