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Mayor candidates Samantha Tax (left), Chris Nelson and Ernie Stone listen during a Thursday debate at Noontime Kiwanis. (Republican Eagle photo by Sarah Gorvin)

Mayoral candidates outline visions and hopes

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Six people hope to become Red Wing's next mayor, and just a few weeks before the special election they told some local residents why.


The candidates debated economic development, the city budget, taxes and a number of other issues Thursday. Many agreed on priorities such as revitalizing downtown, but had different opinions on silica sand mining and other topics.

They generally agreed Red Wing needs to be better promoted and increase tourism.

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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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