State looking to step in county’s behalf in lawsuit

For the better part of the last year, Wright County has been in a legal dispute with State Auditor Rebecca Otto, having been named along with Becker and Ramsey counties as plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought by Otto to assert the Constitutional powers of her office.
On Feb. 15, Commissioner Charlie Borrell, Auditor/Treasurer Bob Hiivala and Assistant County Attorney Brian Asleson attended a hearing of the State Legislature’s Committee of State Government Finance, where a pair of bills by lawmakers representing Wright and Becker counties – one by Representative Eric Lucero (R), Dayton, District 30B, and another by Representative Paul Marquardt (D), Dilworth, District 4B.

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