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Kandiyohi County is in the process of redesigning where departments are located in the county’s office buildings, and how employees from those departments work together to provide efficient services. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Bill could ease way for counties to appoint officials


A bill is being debated in the Minnesota Legislature this year that could make it easier for counties to initiate action to appoint elected officials.

Appointing, rather than electing a county auditor, treasurer or recorder can be an important step in a county’s reorganizational plan.

Currently counties have two ways to make the change from elective to appointive positions for the jobs of auditor, treasurer and recorder.

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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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