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Becker County Recorder Darlene Maneval in her office at the courthouse. She will retire at the end of the year, after serving with the recorder's Office since 1981. DL NEWSPAPERS/Nathan Bowe

Speak softly, carry a big book: County Recorder Darlene Maneval to retire at end of year

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She may come off as mild-mannered and soft-spoken, but Becker County Recorder Darlene Maneval is passionate about keeping good local service at the courthouse.


And Maneval, who is retiring at the end of this year, also feels strongly about keeping elective county positions like the recorder, and the auditor-treasurer, elective, and not appointed by the county board.

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