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Ellen Denzer was recently named county planning and zoning director for St. Croix County. Soon the position will be renamed Community Development Director as the department is re-structured and areas are combined. Jon Echternacht photo

Denzer's road to county director started in journalism


Ellen Denzer, St. Croix County's Planning and Zoning director, started out on a different career path.

The Ellsworth native earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from UW-River Falls after graduating from Ellsworth High School in 1980.

She put in time as an intern at the Ellsworth and River Falls newspapers and worked a couple of summer jobs with Pierce County.

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