Magistrate Norgaard, Belle Plaine, was appointed to serve Benton County starting in June 2001. He received his undergraduate degree in 1966 and his law degree in 1976, both from the University of Iowa. Magistrate Norgaard was a commissioned officer with the U.S. Air Force from 1967 to 1988 and a Judicial Magistrate for Benton County from 1982 to 1997. He is presently in private practice in Belle Plaine. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, and the Benton County Bar Association. He is married and has four children.