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Snipes Ruiz sworn in as district judge


January 23, 2019

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Judge Yvonne Laird, left, swears in new 12th Judicial District Kaydee Snipes Ruiz Tuesday at the Hill County Courthouse in Havre. Laird presides over Montana's 17th District.

The new judge for state 12th Judicial District covering Chouteau, Hill and Liberty counties was sworn in Wednesday morning in the district courtroom in the Hill County Courthouse.

Kaydee Snipes Ruiz was sworn in by 17th Judicial District Judge Yvonne Laird of Chinook.

Snipes Ruiz said at the end of the ceremony that being sworn in felt surreal but she also felt hope, hope for the community and hope moving forward.

She added that, moving forward, there are many challenges facing the district but that by working together these challenges can be overcome.

"The change is coming," she said...

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