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Stevens County Sheriff Randy Willis has worked in law enforcement in Stevens County since he started with the Morris Police Department in 1973. Willis is resigning at the end of 2012 to take a position with the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association.

Randy Willis leaving Stevens County after nearly 40 years in local law enforcement


MORRIS - In the two months since Sheriff Randy Willis announced he would be resigning at the end of 2012, he has gotten many phone calls and e-mails from residents saying thanks for the little things - opening a car door or quieting a neighbor's dog.

In his 12 years as sheriff, Willis has overseen some big office changes and high-profile cases, but still appreciates the ability to take care of the small problems for the citizens of Stevens County.

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Kim Ukura is the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune.