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Police chief to retire, borough to hire recruiting firm

Petersburg’s Police Chief is retiring at the end of May. Jim Agner and his wife Heidi, a police sergeant, just put in their notice. They make up about a quarter of the department. The Assembly this week gave the borough manager the ‘OK’ to hire a recruiting firm to find a replacement for the chief.

Police Chief Jim Agner, KFSK File

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Troll caught winter king salmon (Photo courtesy of Matt Lichtenstein)
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Petersburg sole bidder on three Mental Health Trust parcels

Petersburg is the sole bidder on the three uppermost parcels toward the top of this image. (Image from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office).
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