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Kandiyohi County Auditor Sam Modderman looks at a ballot Dec. 30 while flanked by representatives with the Coleman and Franken camaigns during a recount of absentee ballots in Willmar. The County Board is debating whether two officials should be elected by the public or appointed by the county commissioners. The decision, delayed until Feb. 17, would affect Modderman and County Recorder Julie Kalkbrenner. Tribune file photo

Decision delayed on appointing or electing Kandiyohi County officers


WILLMAR -- A decision on whether two county officials should be appointed by the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners, or continue to be elected by the public, has been delayed until Feb. 17.

Commissioners are hoping to get public input by then to help them decide what action to take.

The commissioners are considering whether the auditor/treasurer and recorder posts should be appointed.

Currently county voters elect people to those jobs.

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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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