North Mankato City Administrator John Harrenstein announced he has accepted the same position for the City of Altoona, Iowa.

He says it wasn’t a job he was seeking.

Harrenstein says, “We were approached about it. And we thought, you know, 10 years as an administrator is a good run. It brings us closer to family and our kids are at the right age for a move.”

The last day for Harrenstein in North Mankato has not been announced yet.