ST. CLOUD -- The Stearns County Board of Commissioners swore in their new fifth district commissioner at this morning's meeting.

District Court Judge, Frank J. Kundrat confirmed Steve Notch to the job.

The Freeport native narrowly beat Dave Gamradt of Sauk Centre by just 107 votes in a special election last month.

Notch fills the seat left vacant by longtime commissioner Don Otte who died last August.