A district judge injured over the Labor Day weekend will return Monday after time off to recuperate.
South Central District Judge Sonna Anderson sustained broken ribs and a concussion in an accident during the holiday weekend, according to an order to continue a trial she is overseeing. Trial court administrator Donna Wunderlich said Anderson is faring well and will be back to the bench on Monday after two weeks' recovery.
In the interim, other judges have covered her calendar, Wunderlich said.
"It is not uncommon for judges to cover for each other due to medical leave," she said.
Two revocation hearings and four trials on Anderson's slate were continued, including the jury trial of McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger. He was charged with misapplication of entrusted property two years ago.
Anderson did not respond to a request for comments.
Then-Gov. John Hoeven appointed her as district judge in 2003. She began in 2004 and has won three elected terms since then, most recently in 2016.
North Dakota's South Central Judicial District includes Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Sheridan and Sioux counties.