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Mayor Pat Mikesh

PAT: A Mayor for the multitudes

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Park Rapids' incoming mayor is not ashamed of being a working stiff, a blue-collar guy, a regular Joe in a sweatshirt.

Those are his constituents, the ones who urged him to run. Pat Mikesh squeaked out an election victory over incumbent mayor Nancy Carroll by 11 votes.


"Citizens wanted a change," he said.

He was sworn into office Tuesday night and is itching to get to work.

First things first, though.

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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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