Longtime Carlton County Auditor/Treasurer Paul Gassert has tendered his resignation to the Carlton County Board of Commissioners effective May 31.

In the letter to the board dated May 17, Gassert said it is time to move forward to the next chapter of his life. He recently married his longtime girlfriend and wants to spend more time enjoying their children and grandchildren.

"To say I have enjoyed the 30-plus years of service to the residents and taxpayers of Carlton County would be an understatement," Gassert said in his letter.

He suggested the board hire the current chief deputy auditor/treasurer, Kathy Kortuem, in the vacated position.

County commissioners will consider action to refill the position during the board meeting Tuesday, May 28.