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Approval expected Tuesday to hire Odens as new county public works director


WILLMAR –– The Kandiyohi County Commissioners are expected to vote today on a recommendation to hire Mel Odens as the new public works director for the county.

Odens, who is currently an assistant highway engineer for the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s District 8 office, had served as public works director in Willmar for nearly 14 years before taking the job with MnDOT in 2010.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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