The Nicollet County Board has announced 3 finalists for the open county administrator position. Former Nicollet County Administrator Bob Podhradsky retired in June after 22 years on the job, and Nicollet County Auditor-Treasurer Bridgette Kennedy has been serving as Interim Administrator since that time. A total of 40 applications were initially received to replace Podhradsky, but the Board decided to reopen the position when commissioners split their views on the finalists. This time around there were 25 applicants for the job. The 3 finalists are Aitken County Administrator Patrick Wussow, Stewartville City Administrator William Schimmel Jr, and Yellow Medicine County Administrator Ryan Krosch. All 3 have previous ties to Nicollet County. Interviews will begin on Monday.