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Scott Vettleson

Health concerns prompt Akeley mayor to resign

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Akeley mayor Scott Vettleson resigned Wednesday night, citing an "unexpected long-term health issue" as grounds for the decision.

The council appointed council member Jennifer Mitchell to fill the position, and will advertise for a replacement.

Mitchell was appointed to fill a council position that was vacated when Eric Sjolin resigned earlier this year.

"I apologize to the citizens of Akeley that I can't continue," Vettleson said.

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