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Talks lead to dust-up between the mayor and city official


WILLMAR -- City Council discussion about nominating a replacement for a consistently absent Charter Commission member led to a dust-up Monday night between Mayor Les Heitke and council member Ron Christianson.

The two sparred over the nomination of former council member Verna Kelly to replace Shelly Cash on the Charter Commission. Cash has been absent from seven of the past eight meetings of the nine-member commission since its first meeting on March 5.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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