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Longtime Lake County Commissioner dies

July 25, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Paul Bergman’s nameplate and empty chair sat unattended at the far right side of the table in the Lake County Board’s chambers as fellow commissioners honored him with a moment of silence at Tuesday’s regular board meeting. Continue Reading

Commissioner cautious of clutter in Douglas County

May 22, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Permit applications, donations, and bid contracts rounded out a fairly routine Douglas County board meeting on May 14. Inquiries from a first-term commissioner added a few points. Continue Reading

Dunn County’s 1st female commissioner thankful

April 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Being the first female commissioner in Dunn County is an important milestone that Donna Scott doesn’t give much thought to, given the pressing matters ahead for the growing oil-producing county. Continue Reading

Commissioners eye future work

April 4, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Nobles County Administrator Tom Johnson and all five county commissioners met for more than four hours Thursday in a retreat aimed at identifying goals for the future and building relationships with each other and county staff. Continue Reading

County to provide EM director with vehicle

February 19, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday approved a request from Emergency Management Director Joyce Jacobs to use a county-provided vehicle for emergency response.
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Library grant plan dropped

February 19, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Just two weeks after authorizing staff to apply for a $500,000 Minnesota Department of Education grant for construction of a new library, Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday learned it may not be the best thing to pursue at this time with uncertainties about the project still lingering.
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Housing commissioner talks options

December 19, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Community members weigh in on housing issue
WORTHINGTON In a public forum Wednesday, Minnesota Housing Commissioner Mary Tingerthal said the local housing problem can’t be solved all at once. Continue Reading

Discrepancy in Meeker County Commissioner race changes tie vote

November 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD A discrepancy in the number of votes cast and the number of voters’ signatures has changed the outcome in a tie vote between two Meeker County Commissioners.
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Widboom to face Benson in District 3 Commissioner election

August 17, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON – Matthew Widboom’s name was drawn from a hat in a 10 a.m. meeting of the Canvassing Board Friday to break a tie in the District 3 Nobles County Commissioner race. Continue Reading

Final Chippewa County commissioner election results reported

August 15, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR After a technical problem prevented final primary election results from being reported Tuesday night in one of two Chippewa County commissioner district races, the final tally this morning has identified the top candidates who will face each other in the Nov. 6 general election.
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