Trump nominates Dakota Co. judge as U.S. Attorney for Minnesota

Erica MacDonald has been nominated to be the next U.S. Attorney for Minnesota. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Judicial Branch. 

President Donald Trump has formally nominated a Dakota County judge to be the next United States Attorney for Minnesota. 

Erica H. MacDonald has served as a district court judge in Minnesota's First Judicial District since 2009. Prior to her judicial appointment, MacDonald served for eight years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, prosecuting cases involving violent crimes, narcotics, firearms, human trafficking and child pornography. 

MacDonald must still be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. 

If confirmed, MacDonald would replace Greg Booker, who has served as the state’s top prosecutor on an interim basis since last March when former U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger and 45 other U.S. attorneys from the Obama Administration were asked to resign