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October 31, 2012

Incumbent Piepho challenged by Wood in County Board race

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MANKATO —

“We were skeptical at first, particularly the ones on Highway 22,” he said, referring to the larger two-lane roundabouts planned to be built at Highway 22 at Madison Avenue and Adams Street, both in 2014.

The most important issue of the last four years, aside from the budget, may have been the hiring of County Administrator Bob Meyer. Here, again, the candidates don’t diverge much.

From virtually the beginning, Piepho favored the hire of Meyer without further search.

Wood didn’t comment on that specific choice, but said internal promotion is “good for staff” because it gives them an incentive to do well.

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