ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Tim Walz has appointed Minneapolis City Attorney Susan Segal and Ramsey County District Judge Jeffrey Bryan to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Segal has served as the Minneapolis city attorney since 2008 and was previously a deputy Hennepin County attorney. Mayor Jacob Frey will nominate a replacement.

Bryan has been a trial judge since 2013 and co-chairs a Ramsey County initiative on alternatives to juvenile detention. He's a former federal prosecutor.

Segal and Bryan are the Democratic governor's first appointments to the Court of Appeals, which focuses on correcting errors by lower courts so that the Minnesota Supreme Court can tackle difficult legal issues. It has 19 judges.

Bryan will replace retiring Judge Heidi Schellhas, while Segal will take the place of retiring Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks.