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Winnebago Without Police Chief For A Third Time In Four Months

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WINNEBAGO, Minn. -

The city of Winnebago is once again looking for a police chief.

This is the third time since November 30th that the city has seen the position empty and has again started up the application process last week.

After former chief Bob Toland's retirement at the end of November, the city hired a new police chief in January, but just ten days into the position he moved to a different district; Toland stepped back in to fill the vacated position, but has since tendered his resignation on March 1st.

Currently, the two full time officers and the sheriff's office are filling in as necessary until the role is staffed.

Chris Ziegler, the Winnebago City Administrator, says, "A little bit of a challenge, you get a curve ball every once in a while. Takes you a little bit to recover, but it's somewhat expected and we just get to roll with the punches."

There are currently 8 or 9 candidates who have submitted an application and the city council hope to have a decision made by the end of April.