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Akeley Mayor Jennifer Mitchell fielded a variety of questions about city taxes, street projects and the Paul Bunyan statue. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Akeley forum marked by 'no shows'

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Akeley's Monday night candidates' forum was more illuminating for the proverbial empty chairs than it was for the discussion about the city's future.


Only thee of eight candidates running attended the pubic forum.

"It was hugely disappointing," said Chamber of Commerce President Kristen Fake. "I think it says more with their silence than with their words."

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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