NORTH MANKATO —
Doom is older than Harrenstein, enough so to compete in the backstroke in the Downriver (Mich.) Senior Olympics, which is open to competitors older than 50. She and her husband have three adult daughters.
While the North Mankato job would put Harrenstein much closer to his hometown of Clear Lake, Iowa, Freyberg said he believes Doom might be looking for a more economically vibrant place to live than the Detroit area.
Despite the region’s struggling economy, Huron Township was able to attract a manufacturer that brought a reported 240 jobs. There were also unsuccessful attempts to reopen a shuttered horse-racing track in the township, which has a population of just under 16,000 and a 2012 budget of $2.6 million.