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Colsrud named commissioner of administration

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe announced Wednesday that Catherine Colsrud has been appointed as the new commissioner of administration. Colsrud's responsibilities include providing oversight of the commissioners of community development, health and human services, natural resources and environment and assistant commissioner of administration.

"I am honored that Chief Executive (Melanie) Benjamin and the Band Assembly have placed their trust in me," Colsrud said.

She will oversee the day-to-day operations of the tribal government, including fiscal responsibilities, human resources, contract and grant management. She will also serve as chief of staff to Benjamin.

Colsrud is a Mille Lacs Band member from District III and a resident of Sandstone. She previously worked at Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley in a variety of positions. She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Augsburg College.