In Stearns County, Sheriff John Sanner says goodbye to the department where he has worked for 33 years. On Monday evening, Sanner’s retirement became official and he was recognized at a reception at the Stearns County Administration Center. The County Board of Commissioners is discussing who will fill out the rest of Sanner’s term, which ends in 2018. Sanner started working in the Stearns County Sheriff’s office in 1984 as a patrol deputy. He then was elected sheriff in 2003.