JAMESTOWN, N.D. — History will be made when a new judge takes the oath in the Southeast Judicial District on Friday.

Cherie Clark will be sworn in as the first female judge in the Southeast district. Clark was appointed by Gov. Doug Burgum. She was a prosecutor in Fargo since 2006 and previously worked in the Otter Tail County Attorney’s office in Minnesota.

KQDJ says Clark was nominated following the retirement of Judge John Greenwood. She’ll take her oath at the courthouse in Jamestown.