WALKER - Judge David Harrington swore in Christopher Strandlie during Tuesday's Cass County Board meeting as the new county attorney.
Strandlie has been the county's first assistant county attorney.
The county board passed a resolution Tuesday officially appointing Strandlie to fill the unexpired term of Earl E. Maus, effective March 13, when Maus will become a district court judge. The appointment term runs through Dec. 31, 2010.
In their resolution, the commissioners gave Strandlie credit from his initial employment date as an assistant attorney for benefits, including vacation and sick leave, and moved him up to the county pay scale designated for a county attorney.
They also gave him experience credit, placing him on the midpoint of that grade, with allowance to move with other county employees July 1 to the next higher step in their grade. He will be paid $7,248 per month.
Strandlie's wages as first assist attorney have been $6,252 per month.
Maus submitted his letter of resignation Feb. 12. He is expected to be sworn into his judicial office at 3 p.m. Friday at the Crow Wing County Courthouse and will take his seat on the Ninth Judicial District Court bench March 13.
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