The Crow Wing County Board Tuesday elected Doug Houge as board chairman during its first meeting of the new year.
At the board's annual reorganization meeting, the board also elected Commissioner Rachel Reabe Nystrom as vice chair.
Crow Wing County reached a tentative agreement with one of its employee groups to move it to a performance-based pay plan.
The announcement came after the board met in a closed session for labor negotiations with Tami Laska, human resources director.
Tanner Motors sold its Honda dealership in Baxter to Mills Auto.
John Tanner, owner of Tanner Motors, said the sale of the Honda dealership off Highway 210 closed Friday. Representatives for Mills Auto were not available for comment Friday afternoon.
Three finalists for Crow Wing County's information technology director will be interviewed by the board members.
Finalists are Deborah Erickson, Robert Litke and DeeAnne Newville.
The post has been vacant since long-term IT director Jim Eder retired.
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