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Jensen takes Mayor’s seat as Dwyer steps down.

Petersburg has a new Mayor.
The City Council Monday night appointed Councilor Mark Jensen to replace outgoing Mayor Al Dwyer. Matt Lichtenstein reports:

Outgoing Mayor Al Dwyer holds up a a ceremonial gavel presented by newly-appointed Mayor Mark Jensen (right).

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