MANNING, N.D. (AP) _ Nine people have applied for the job of sheriff in western North Dakota's Dunn County.
The previous sheriff, Don Rockvoy, resigned to work as a truck driver in the state's oil patch.
Denise Griffin, who is in charge of human resources for Dunn County, said that a selection committee will decide which of the nine candidates to bring in for initial interviews. She says she wants to narrow the list of candidates, with maybe the top two eventually being interviewed by the county commission.
The Dunn County sheriff is elected to a four-year-term. The candidate selected to replace Rockvoy will complete the remainder of his term, which ends in 2014.