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By Dan Reed
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Popular county auditor Gassert will retire after 29 years


May 24, 2019

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Carlton County Auditor/Treasurer Paul Gassert went over tax numbers with assessor Kyle Holmes last December. When Gassert retires next week, he will leave behind the sticky utilities tax cases that have riled county taxpayers.

By the end of next week, Paul Gassert will retire from his job as Carlton County auditor/treasurer. Gassert has been with the county since 1990 and is one of the longest-serving elected officials in the county.

Gassert announced his decision to retire effective May 31 at the tail end of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners meeting on May 14.

Chairman Dick Brenner said Gassert's announcement caught the County Board completely by surprise. "Thinking about it after the shock was over, I respected Paul's decision to make this move," Brenner said. "He is well-liked and respected in the coun...

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