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Mayor reflects on first six months, 2014 plans


Christmas Eve marked six months in office for Red Wing Mayor Dan Bender, and the experience has not quite been what he expected so far.

It’s been better, he said.

“I didn’t know that I would take to it as well or like it as much as I do,” he said. While it has its challenges and frustrations, “it’s been a blast being mayor,” he added.

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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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