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Retired Ramsey County Judge dies.

Retired Ramsey County Judge James Dickinson died of pancreatic cancer Friday at home in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul. He was 68.

Dickinson died at about 2 a.m. with his family present his son, James Dickinson Jr. said.
Dickinson lived in St. Paul his entire life except for when he was an undergraduate at Union College in New York State. He earned his law degree from the University of Minnesota in 1965.

He worked at the law firm Stringer and Rohleder, where he represented the railroads and insurance companies in lawsuits. He was appointed to the Ramsey County bench in1997. He was the governor for the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Ramsey County Bar Association and the Ramsey County Bar Foundation Board.