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One man helps run the county and the city

City Councilor Gary Eckenberg began a new job this week. Monday was his first day as the interim deputy county administrator. Former deputy county administrator Anne Harwood has taken over running the county Social Services Department, a job vaca...

City Councilor Gary Eckenberg began a new job this week. Monday was his first day as the interim deputy county administrator.
Former deputy county administrator Anne Harwood has taken over running the county Social Services Department, a job vacated by Linda Anderson.
As interim deputy county administrator, Eckenberg says he will act in support of the county administrator and will coordinate with departments in putting together a budget for St. Louis County as well as special projects the county commissioners assign him.
Eckenberg, Duluth's 4th District council representative, says the interim position as deputy county administrator will probably last longer than his job on the Duluth City Council. His term expires at the end of this year, and he does not plan to seek re-election.
"If it's weird, there will be just six months of weirdness," he said.
-- Jennifer Simonson

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