Long-time Nicollet County Commissioner Judy Hanson died on Tuesday at the age of 70. Hanson reportedly suffered a stroke about 6 months ago, and a second stroke just recently, and had been living at the Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter when she passed away. Hanson came from a rural area of Nicollet County, and stayed in contact with her constituents though her blog. She retired from the Nicollet County Board at the end of her 4th term in 2010 after serving as a commissioner for 16 years. A Memorial Service for Hanson is being held Monday morning at 11 at Scandian Grove Lutheran Church in Norseland.