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Thompson appointed interim Kandiyohi County, Minn. auditor

WILLMAR - The Kandiyohi County Commissioners appointed Mark Thompson today as the interim county auditor.

Thompson will take over for Sam Modderman, who's retiring as auditor April 27.

Thompson, who is currently serving as the assistant county auditor, will serve out the remainder of Modderman's elected term, which runs through 2014.

The Commissioners have not decided yet how to replace Jay Kieft, who resigned recently as director of human services.

Because of the two vacancies, the Commissioners agreed today to hire a consultant to study options for potentially reorganizing the county's structure and staff. That study is expected to take 2-3 months.

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

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