The Nicollet County Board began interviewing the 3 finalists for the open county administrator position today (MON). All 3 finalists have previous ties to Nicollet County. Aitkin County Administrator Patrick Wussow is from the St. Clair area, and formerly worked as the North Mankato city planner. Stewartville City Administrator Bill Schimmel Jr is the son of former Nicollet County Commissioner Bill Schimmel Sr, and served as an administrative intern for North Mankato. Yellow Medicine County Administrator Ryan Krosch is from the Vernon Center area, and previously served as Community and Economic Development Director for the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission. 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. There were 25 applicants during this most recent posting, and the Nicollet County Board hopes to fill the position by January 1st.