Ed McGough, longtime auditor of Barnes County, steps down from position because of his blood infection related to kidney stones.


The longtime auditor in southeastern North Dakota's Barnes County is stepping down due to illness.

Ed McGough (muh-GAWF') tells KOVC radio that he has been battling a blood infection related to kidney stones. He says his condition improved earlier this year but the illness has returned.

McGough has been the Barnes County auditor for about a quarter century. His final day is Wednesday.