Traill County Commission

The Traill County Board of Commissioners swiftly rejected a bid to end the county’s mask mandate Tuesday and reviewed cost estimates to convert the Traill County Courthouse to natural gas.

County Commissioner Les Amb of Portland added an agenda item to Tuesday’s board meeting asking fellow commissioners to rescind the county mask mandate approved in November.

However, Amb’s motion died after Commission Chair Kurt Elliott of Galesburg asked three times for a second and failed to receive one.

County Auditor Glenda Haugen said the county board will discuss whether to keep the mandate again May 4, the date commissioners originally set aside in mid-February to revisit the mandate’s future.

Following the mask discussion, county leaders reviewed the results of a boiler replacement study prepared for the Traill County Courthouse by 

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