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Board denies sheriff's health insurance request

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Outgoing Goodhue County Sheriff Dean Albers will have to do without county health insurance when he retires at the end of the year.

The 54-year-old sheriff's request for three years of individual health insurance was denied Thursday in a 3-2 vote by the County Board.

"I congratulate the sheriff on a great job, but I think this is not the time to be expanding packages," said Commissioner Ron Allen, who voted with Jim Bryant and Ted Seifert against granting the benefits.

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