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Big Stone County commissioner, farmer and author re-appointed to Minnesota Council on Disability

Brent Olson of Big Stone County has been re-appointed to the Minnesota Council on Disability, which advises and aids the governor, state agencies and the public on policy and the administration of programs and services for people with disabilities in Minnesota.

Brent Olson
Brent Olson
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ST. PAUL — Brent Olson of Ortonville has been re-appointed to the Minnesota Council on Disability, Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flannagan announced on Monday.

Olson is a Big Stone County farmer, member of the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners, and chair for economic development with the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission. He is also an author with a weekly column, Independently Speaking, and known for his works focused on rural life.

The Council on Disability advises and aids the governor, state agencies and the public on policy and the administration of programs and services for people with disabilities in Minnesota. The council works to empower all people with disabilities and expand opportunities and improve the quality of life for its constituencies.

His new term is effective through Jan. 6, 2025.

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