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Wallin files for Crow Wing recorder seat

Brian Wallin of Pequot Lakes has filed for the position of Crow Wing County recorder.

Wallin has worked in the real estate industry since 1994 and is the broker/owner of Black Bear Real Estate, LLC. During that time, he has also worked as a property site inspector, closing agent and, most recently, provided abstract services working for Capitol Lien Records and Research in Baxter.

Wallin said in a news release that he possess the knowledge, ability and practical experience to serve as the Crow Wing County recorder. He would like to see the position of county recorder remain an elected position. This preserves the integrity of the office.

He said his business experience working with the recorder’s office has caused him to realize there are areas that can be improved upon while generating additional income not currently realized. The recorder’s office is an interesting mix of past and current information that affects landowners in Crow Wing County.

“We live in an information age that is changing the daily operations that occur in the recorder’s office. I am running to work as the county recorder and not just as a management position,” he wrote.

Wallin, 43, was born, raised and lives in Pequot Lakes with his wife and five children. He has served in the community in many areas, including Confidence Learning Center Golf Classic Committee from 1999-2011, including as committee chair in 2001 and 2002. In 2005, Wallin received the Evert Lassig Memorial Award from Confidence Learning Center for his service.