Local, State/Region — April 19, 2017 at 8:01 pm

Interim Sheriff Named Following Sanner Retirement

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. – After holding the position for fourteen-years, Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner stepped down Monday. Because the Stearns County Board of Commissioners was unable to name a new sheriff, Chief Deputy Bruce Bechtold, whom Sanner named as his recommendation, has filled the role, but how long remains the question.

The Stearns County Board of Commissioners approved a motion on Tuesday, April 18th, to open up an application process for anyone wishing to serve. Applicants for the position have until April 28th to submit their names for consideration.

A new sheriff will be appointed by the county board by May 23rd.

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