MINNEAPOLIS -- A longtime federal judge who has presided over some of the largest cases in Minnesota says he'll resign in August.
In a letter to colleagues, U.S. District Judge James Rosenbaum says his 25 years on the federal bench were an "extraordinary honor and a professional pleasure."
Rosenbaum says his new career will include alternative dispute resolution and complex legal matters.
Rosenbaum went on senior status in October, but continued to work a full case load. Most recently, he presided over a case involving a $190 million Ponzi scheme and the case against young Somali men accused of fighting with terrorists in their homeland.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Richard Nelson has been recommended to take Rosenbaum's place. Nelson must be formally nominated by the president and confirmed by the full Senate.
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