In the story, Red Wing staff writer Anne Jacobson reports:
Mayor Dennis Egan will resign by April 1.
He made his decision public today, 12 days after the Red Wing City Council voted to have an independent investigator look into Egan’s involvement with the Minnesota Industrial Sand Council.
Egan has maintained that there was no conflict of interest in holding both positions. The public conflict, however, proved another matter. . . .
. . .“Yet, I believe that a mayor must live to a higher standard than just avoiding conflicts of interest,” Egan said in a statement. “The position of mayor is one of public service and, if a mayor’s activities serve as a distraction or roadblock for the city, the public is not well-served.
The last few weeks have demonstrated that my new position can serve as a distraction to the city and my family.” . . .
We'll link to the rest when the story goes online.
Read our earlier post here: Tweet and email sources claim Dennis Egan has resigned as mayor of Red Wing; local paper cited
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