Spring Valley resident files for county commissioner seat

Larry Hindt

Spring Valley resident Larry Hindt announced his candidacy for the Third District county commissioner’s seat in Fillmore County.

The position opened up when Gary Peterson announced his resignation in December. A primary election will be held in May and a special election in August to fill the remaining term of Peterson.

Hindt grew up on a farm outside of LeRoy and graduated from LeRoy-Ostrander High School. From there, he went on to further his education through the Veteran’s Administration and the University of Minnesota, becoming a board-certified radiologic technologist.

He and his wife, Joy, lived in Minneapolis for a while where he was employed at a number of metro hospitals, soon realizing the city life was not for them, he said. They moved to Fillmore County 43 years ago, where he was hired by Community Memorial Hospital in Spring Valley as a radiologic technologist. He worked there until it closed, becoming a department head involved in the interview and hiring process and assisted in developing policies and procedures for his department.

At the same time, he was hired by Larry Maus of Maus Properties to assist with maintenance and later manage his apartment complexes in Fillmore County. While working for Maus Properties, he became involved with obtaining and reviewing bids for construction and remodeling projects on the properties. He also worked with different government agencies, including Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Fillmore County Social Services.

Hindt is currently employed by the Olmsted Medical Center in Spring Valley as the branch clinic radiology coordinator, working in the radiology department and in the lab. He also has a lawn care and snow removal business in Spring Valley that he has operated for more than 40 years. He also assists his son, Chad, with the family farm operation.

Hindt said he is very fortunate that his four children, Chad (Andrea) Hindt, Holly (Dan) Reiland, Crystal (John) Dols, and Charity (Tim) Rasmussen all reside in Spring Valley.

“With my entire family and I living in Fillmore County for so many years, I am extremely invested in the future of the county,” Hindt said. “I want to be impartial, be an advocate for the community members, and want to continue to support and improve the county in any way or areas needed.

“I believe my varied experience in the medical field, property management and construction, and small business and farming would be a great asset to the Fillmore County Board. I would very much appreciate your consideration for this position.”