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Kandiyohi County Commissioner Rollie Nissen not running for a third term

Rollie Nissen, Kandiyohi County Commissioner of District 3, has announced he will not be running for re-election.

Rollie Nissen
Kandiyohi County Commissioner Rollie Nissen
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WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County Commissioner Rollie Nissen, who has represented District 3 for nearly eight years, has decided not to seek a third term on the board of commissioners.

Rollie Nissen
Rollie Nissen

Despite many projects he remains interested in, including broadband and the Chippewa River and Shakopee Creek Watershed, he made the choice not to run due to health issues in his family.

"I have enjoyed my time on the board and will miss it," Nissen said in a press release Tuesday evening. "I will continue for the rest of my term to work for the best interests of my constituents in District 3 and the county at large."

Nissen was elected to the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners back in 2014. For 30 years he worked at Tradehome Shoe Store and currently drives a special needs school bus and works in the insurance industry, according to the county website.

There are already two candidates who have announced their intentions to seek the open seat. Kim Larson, of Willmar and Dale H. Anderson, of Belgrade, are both running to be elected as the next commissioner in District 3.

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The district covers a small portion of northern Willmar, along with the townships in the northwest quarter of the county. No longer part of the district are Pennock and St. Johns Township, which moved to District 5.

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Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.

She can be reached via email slindrud@wctrib.com or direct 320-214-4373.


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