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Dwyer reflects on five years as Petersburg mayor

Al Dwyer stepped down as mayor of the city of Petersburg last month after serving five years in that position.
Dwyer continued as mayor for nearly two years after suffering a stroke during the winter of 2011 but decided to pass on the gavel because of health reasons. He was replaced by council member and mayor pro-tem Mark Jensen in November. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Dwyer about his time as mayor.


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