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Former Willmar city administrator named finalist for Moorhead city manager position

MOORHEAD -- The city of Moorhead on Tuesday released names of finalists for the job of city manager. The four finalists are: Shawn Henessee, county administrator in Marinette County, Wis.; Larry Kruse, who until October was city administrator for...

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Larry Kruse

MOORHEAD -- The city of Moorhead on Tuesday released names of finalists for the job of city manager.

The four finalists are: Shawn Henessee, county administrator in Marinette County, Wis.; Larry Kruse, who until October was city administrator for the city of Willmar; Aaron Parrish, city administrator for Forest Lake; and Christina Volkers, court executive officer, clerk of court and jury commissioner for San Bernardino (Calif.) Superior Court.

Kruse’s work history includes: being city administrator at Willmar from December 2015 until he resigned nine months later, effective Oct.. 7; city administrator at Thief River Falls, from November 2013 to December 2015; city administrator at Albertville from 2003 to 2012; city administrator at Baxter from 1999 to 2003; city administrator at Park Rapids from 1993 to 1998; and city administrator at Red Lake Falls, Minn., from 1986 to 1993.

Moorhead’s last city manager, Michael Redlinger, resigned or was forced out by the council in April with no public explanation given, though it appeared members were actually unhappy with Redlinger’s second-in-command, Scott Hutchins. Redlinger had served since 2008.

David Schmidt, who retired as city administrator in Wabasha, Minn., in 2013, has been serving as Moorhead’s interim city manager.

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