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Shuck named '06 Chairman

WILLMAR -- Dean Shuck was elected Tuesday by his peers to serve as chairman of the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners. Shuck, who was elected to the board in 2002, served as vice chairman in 2005.

Commissioner Harlan Madsen was elected as vice chairman. Madsen will also serve as chairman of the Family Services Board and Health Board. The terms of Shuck, Madsen and Commissioner Dick Falk will be up for election this fall. As part of the commissioners' annual organizational meeting, appointments were made to a long list of committees and bids were awarded to the West Central Tribune and Raymond-Prinsburg News for printing official county information. The commissioners also heard the annual report from Kandiyohi County Veteran Services Officer Steve Peterson on new programs that are being offered and services that were provided to veterans living in the county in 2005.

Peterson said there are 3,337 veterans in Kandiyohi County who received a total of $8,656,101 in benefits, for an average of $2,594 for each veteran.

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for 35 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

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