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Kandiyohi County Auditor Sam Modderman, second left, and his wife, Barb, left, greet well-wishers Friday during his retirement party. Modderman is retiring after working 40 years in the auditor's office, 25 of which were spent as an elected official. Also pictured is Trudie Guptill, New London city clerk. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Willmar, Minn., says 'thank you' to longtime county auditor


WILLMAR -- With his wife, Barb, standing by his side, Kandiyohi County Auditor Sam Modderman shook a long line of hands Friday during a retirement party that celebrated his 40 years of working in the auditor's office, including 25 years as an elected official.

Words of praise flowed easily for those who spoke about Modderman during a short program.

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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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