A judge based in southeastern Minnesota was reprimanded this month for taking too long to decide two cases, according to the Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards.

Judge William A. Johnson, who was based in Northfield, took 119 days to decide the case of Mueller vs. Mueller, 29 days longer than allowed by law. He decided Burmeister vs. Burmeister in 138 days, more than six weeks longer than allowed.
Johnson was previously disciplined for delaying decisions, once in 1993 and once in 2008.
Johnson became a lawyer in Minnesota in 1972 and was appointed to the bench in 1977. He retired from the Third Judicial District in January and is currently a “senior judge” serving statewide, according to the Minnesota courts.