John Kriesel named new Anoka County veterans service officer
Iraq War veteran and state legislator John Kriesel is Anoka County’s new veterans service officer. The Anoka County Board approved a resolution hiring Kriesel at a meeting Tuesday.
Kriesel, currently a Republican state representative who had announced in March that he would not seek re-election, replaces Allison Lister as the county’s veterans service officer.
Lister had resigned effective when her successor could begin work. According to the resolution approved by the board, Kriesel’s appointment was effective May 1. See more in Editor Peter Bodley’s ABC Newspapers story.