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Petersburg mayor plans to step down

Petersburg mayor Al Dwyer says he’s not running for office again and may resign after this October’s city election. Dwyer is half-way through his third two-year term as mayor. Dwyer is a retired state Department of Labor employee and volunteers at KFSK public radio and several other local organizations.

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He does not plan to run for mayor of the Petersburg borough, once the borough vote happens this fall or winter. Dwyer was hospitalized after he suffered a stroke and bout of pneumonia a year and a half ago and says he is not able to finish out his latest term. Joe Viechnicki spoke with him about the decision.

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