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Letters: Let's keep electing a local auditor/treasurer


August 23, 2019

At the last Carlton County board of commissioners meeting (Aug. 13), the commissioners voted to approve a resolution changing the office of auditor/treasurer from an elected to an appointed position. If that becomes official in a few weeks, then any person from outside of Carlton County can apply for the auditor/treasurer position. If that position is an elected position — that person would have to be a Carlton County resident.

The last person in that position was local, paid taxes locally, and did an incredible job during his tenure. Now the commissioners want to make the change to have...

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