KTRF / North Country News
Wednesday July 12th 2012
She says she has accomplished a lot of good things, that she has a vision for the community and that there is a lot more to do …
But an atmosphere of media hostility has proven too much for City Administrator, Jodie Torkelson. Concerned for her family, for her staff and for the best interest of the city, Torkelson this morning offered her letter of resignation to the Thief River Falls City Council, saying she will be stepping down in September.
We were able to talk with Jodie today at city hall, where she offered her thanks to those that supported her administration and wished the council well in their search for a new City Administrator, along with the unselfish hope that things would “calm down, that there would be “peace in the valley.”
It is not known when the City Council will take up the question of the City Administrator’s resignation, or whether it will be accepted or rejected – Mayor Steve Nordhagen was not available for comment today. The City Council next meets in regular session Tuesday.