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Brainerd selects Razidlo for superintendent position; Kjergaard was other finalist

The Brainerd School Board has offered its superintendent position to Brainerd Assistant Superintendent Steve Razidlo, according to a district spokesperson.

Waconia Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard was the other finalist considered at Thursday's meeting.

The Brainerd board met at 12:30 p.m. Thursday and unanimously voted to offer the district's superintendent position to Razidlo.

Kjergaard, one of three finalists in the second round of interviews, is in Willmar today. He will tour the district Thursday.

He will meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday with district administrators and participate in a question and answer session with school staff at 3:30 p.m.

He will meet the public and answer questions at 4:30 p.m. at the rehearsal hall at the Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W.

After dinner with the school board, he will have a hour-long interview with the board at 7:15 p.m. in the board room on the WEAC main floor.

Kelly Boldan

Kelly Boldan has been the editor of the West Central Tribune of Willmar, since joining the newspaper in October 2001. He has previously worked as the editor at the Bemidji Pioneer, also part of Forum Communications Co., and other daily newspapers, online Web sites, and weekly agriculture newspapers in Wisconsin, Texas and Minnesota. You can follow via Twitter at @KellyBoldanWCT or read about the Tribune's newsroom blog at: or the Tribune's blog at:

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