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Retiring Stevens County Coordinator Jim Thoreen (left) shares a laugh with former Morris City Manager Ed Larson and former county Auditor-Treasurer Dick Bluth during Thoreen's retirement open house Thursday at the Morris Senior Center.

Thoreen honored on his retirement

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Guests cracked a few jokes at Jim Thoreen's expense during his retirement party Thursday, and the Stevens County Coordinator laughed along with them and added a few more self-deprecating jabs of his own.


County Commissioner Herb Kloos noted, since Thoreen has filed as a DFL candidate for the Minnesota Senate, that they'll be on the "wrong side of the fence" of each other.

Thoreen drew laughs when he corrected Kloos: "No, you'll be on the wrong side of the fence."

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