Russ Nygren will not seek re-election as auditor/treasurer

By Terry LehrkeNews Editor

Russ Nygren
Russ Nygren

Russ Nygren, Morrison County’s auditor/treasurer announced today (Friday, Feb. 7), that he will not seek re-election in the fall.

“I believe it is time for someone else to have the opportunity to serve the citizens of Morrison County,” he said.

Nygren, only the fourth county auditor since 1910, has served for 28 years.

In 2010, the position was expanded to auditor/treasurer and he was appointed by the commissioners to fill the expanded position, then re-elected.

“It has been a great opportunity to have worked for the citizens of Morrison County for 28 years,” said Nygren. “I will continue serving the citizens until they elect my successor this November, to be sworn in Jan. 5, 2015.”

Nygren and his wife, Meg, have been married for 32 years and live on a grain farm in Cushing. They have two sons and one grandchild.

Before becoming the county auditor, Nygren served on his township board for 10 years.

The 60-year-old has no specific plans in place, but said there is plenty to keep busy with on his farm. Spending more time with his family and friends is something he looks forward to, as well.

“I don’t know for sure what I’ll be doing yet,” he said. “We’ll see what the rest of life’s journey brings.”