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Atwater, Minn., police chief planning to retire Aug. 1

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ATWATER -- Atwater Police Chief Reed Schmidt is retiring, effective Aug. 1.

Schmidt submitted his letter of resignation Wednesday night to the Atwater City Council.


"It's a definite loss to us," said Mayor Mark Olson. "He's been an outstanding police chief for 14 years."

Schmidt's career in law enforcement began in 1975.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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