Official photo of Judge MacDonald.
A Minnesota judge from Dakota County has been nominated by President Donald Trump to become the next U.S. Attorney for the state of Minnesota. Erica MacDonald has served in her current position as a judge since 2009 and re-elected in 2012. Previous to that she served as the assistant U.S. Attorney for the state for eight years, with an emphasis on prosecuting cases involving human trafficking. The nomination now must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, where she would replace interim U.S. Attorney for Minnesota Greg Brooker. Brooker has served for the last year since the resignation of the previous U.S. Attorney for the state, Andy Luger.