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Stevens County will interview auditor/treasurer, engineer candidates next week

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Morris Sun Tribune
Stevens County will interview auditor/treasurer, engineer candidates next week
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MORRIS – The Stevens County Board of Commissioners will interview finalists for the open positions of auditor/treasurer and county engineer next week.


Interviews for the five finalists for auditor/treasurer are scheduled for Monday, Aug. 25. The two finalists for county engineer will be interviewed on Thursday.

Finalists for interim auditor/treasurer are Mackensie Rohloff, Angela Raths, Sheldon Giese, Sonja Amundson, and Amanda Krosch. The chosen candidate will fill the position until the end of 2014, after which the elected auditor/treasurer will take the seat.

Rohloff currently owns and operates Mackensie’s Child Care in Hancock. She also serves as community education director in Hancock. Rohloff has bachelors of science degrees in business administration with emphasis in both management and marketing from Bemidji State University.

Raths most recently worked as an accounting coordinator with Tastefully Simple in Alexandria. She has a bachelor of science degree in finance from Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

Giese is currently employed as the accounting manager with West Central Environmental Consultants of Morris and owns West Central Screen and Print. Giese is also the mayor of Morris. Giese earned a certificate in accounting at Alexandria Technical College.

In his cover letter, Giese said that if he was selected he he would launch a write-in campaign for auditor/treasurer in the November general election.

Amundson is an independent insurance agent from Chokio. She has a bachelor of science in business administration, management and marketing, from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul.

Amundson launched a write-in campaign for auditor/treasurer at the Stevens County Fair.

Krosch is an accounts receivable accountant with Hancock Concrete. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in accounting with a minor in finance from Concordia College in Moorhead. Korsch is also an inactive certified public accountant.

Finalists for the position of county engineer are Todd Larson of Glenwood and and Brian Noetzelman of Villard.

Larson is currently employed as a civil engineer with Hancock Concrete. He has previously worked in the Pope County Highway Department, Chippewa County Highway Department and Big Stone County Highway Department.

Larson holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University. He is also licensed as a professional engineer in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa.

Noetzelman most recently served as Pope County Engineer from 2001 to 2014 and left the position when his term expired. He previously worked with Todd County Public Works as assistant county engineer.

Noetzelman has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineer from North Dakota State University and is a licensed professional engineer in Minnesota.

Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing. She has been recognized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association for both business and public affairs reporting.