A representative from the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC), Matt Hilgart, appeared before the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21, to discuss the upcoming special election in February.

A representative from the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC), Matt Hilgart, appeared before the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21, to discuss the upcoming special election in February.

Due to the pending resignation of current Auditor/Treasurer, Jon Clauson, an interim Auditor/Treasurer needs to be appointed. The county would like to make the positions of Audi­tor/Treasurer and County Recorder appointed, rather than elected.

Clauson recently tendered his resignation. He has been employed by the county for the past 43 years.

In addressing the board, Hilgart stressed that it is very important for the county to be transparent and engage the public about why they feel it is in the best interests of county residents to make this change.

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