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County upgrading software for efficiency


A software upgrade for Stutsman County’s appraisal and taxation programs is intended to increase efficiency — and will pay for itself in 12 years.

“Overall, I think everyone’s thoroughly impressed with the software,” said Josh Smaage, Stutsman County’s director of information technology.

The technology upgrades are replacing an IBM iSeries the county has had since about 1995, and the system was about six years old at that time as well, Smaage said.

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Kari Lucin
Kari Lucin joined the Jamestown Sun as a staff writer in July 2011. Previously, she worked for about six years at the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn., as an online content coordinator and staff writer. A graduate of Jackson County Central High School and Augsburg College, she has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English. At the Jamestown Sun, Kari is a general assignment reporter, but most typically covers the Stutsman County Commission and the James River Valley Library System. Find more of her writing at her blog, Oh Look, a Shiny Thing!
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