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2013 top stories: #6 - City gets new mayor

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Silica sand mining was not only a major issue for the area to consider this year, but it also influenced the resignation of Red Wing Mayor Dennis Egan.


Egan quit his post in April after questions arose about a conflict of interest regarding his work with the Minnesota Industrial Sand Council. He said at the time he didn’t believe there was a conflict in holding both positions, as did the city attorney, but the issue had become a “distraction.”

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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