Petersburg’s magistrate judge Desi Burrell is retiring at the end of next week after a little more than 20 years working for the court system. Burrell was hired in 1998 as the clerk of court. Within a year she changed to deputy magistrate. Then in 2011 she was hired as magistrate judge. Joe Viechnicki spoke with her this week about her time in the courthouse in Petersburg and budget challenges facing the court system.

Burrell’s last day on the job is May 10th.