Magistrate Donna M. Schauer, Adel, was appointed to serve Dallas County in February, 2010. She was born in Ashley, North Dakota. Magistrate Schauer earned two bachelor’s degrees, with honors, in 1989 from the University of Southern Maine, Portland/Gorham campus, and has an associate degree from the North Dakota State School of Science, 1980. She graduated with a law degree from Drake University in 1993. Magistrate Schauer has worked in a firm, as an assistant county attorney, and most recently and predominately, in private practice. She has three children.