North Dakota Law

Updates from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Tanner Holten ’18 appointed new attorney for Crookston Housing & Economic Development Authority (CHEDA)



July 12, 2022

The Crookston Housing & Economic Development Authority (CHEDA) met on Tuesday for a regular meeting at noon at the Valley Technology Park. After the Call to Order, the meeting began with the board approving the meeting minutes from their last meetings on May 17, May 31, June 14, and June 27. The board also heard from Shirley Iverson from Downtown Crookston Development in the Public Forum, who said that she had worked with Robert Barnes to add them to the B3 process and include them in the CHEDA budget cycles. She said that the Development wishes to work with the new Executive Director to help fund some of the projects from during the COVID pandemic, such as city signage in different stores, and painting buildings.

CHEDA Attorney Discussion

The board then began the discussion of appointing a new Attorney for CHEDA. Current Attorney Charles “Corky” Reynolds reported that he had been granted the position of their Attorney back in the winter, but now he is too overwhelmed with his role as Interim City Administrator and City Attorney to continue the role properly. Reynolds recommended they appoint Tanner Holten from Harbott, Knutson, Larson, & Holten PLLP to assume the position. “He came from the University of North Dakota Law School, and he’s associated a law firm here in Crookston, of which I was a former partner. I’ve experienced with him in litigation and other matters. He’s very diligent, thorough, trustworthy, and will be a good attorney for CHEDA,” Reynolds explained. “The reason I’m stepping down is that my duties as Interim City Administrator and City Attorney are more than I should justify to represent CHEDA.” Reynolds explained that he has a great working relationship with Holten and will work closely with him on future projects with CHEDA. The board approved the change unanimously.

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