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By Dan Reed 

County wants to appoint auditor/treasurer


July 26, 2019

With little fanfare, the commissioners approved unanimously to move to appoint a new auditor/treasurer. Recent legislation gives the county board the power to fill the position by appointment; the office of auditor/treasurer has been an elected position since the formation of Carlton County. The retirement of longtime auditor/treasurer Paul Gassert has given the board the opportunity to consider this move to appoint the position.

The county must follow a specific procedure to make the change from an elected to an appointed position.

A hearing on the change is scheduled for Aug. 13, during t...

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