Willmar City Administrator Michael Schmit, left, reads paperwork during a Finance Committee meeting in Willmar.
Schmit says the city could survive a short delay of several weeks or maybe a little longer in receiving the first of two local government aid payments in the event of a shutdown. Also pictured is City Finance Director Steve Okins. Tribune photo
City Council looks to firm in its search for Schmit's replacement
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council on Wednesday voted 4-3 to hire Springsted Inc. of St. Paul to assist the council in the search for a candidate to replace long-time City Administrator Michael Schmit. Schmit will retire on July 31 after serving 36 years with the city including 20 as administrator.
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