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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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Petersburg Mental Health director awarded sabbatical

Susan Ohmer is the Executive Director of Petersburg Mental Health Services. Photo courtesy of Susan Ohmer
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Bill looks to trade federal land for Mental Health Trust land near Petersburg, Ketchikan

Jeff Meucci pointing at map
With a new U.S. Congress convening, Alaska’s Congressional Delegation has reintroduced a bill that would trade federal land for land owned by Alaska Mental Health Trust – including Ketchikan’s Deer Mountain and land near homes in Petersburg. more