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Bend appointed Afton mayor

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Afton has a new mayor.

Afton City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Richard Bend, a member of Afton Planning Commission, to serve as mayor during its Dec. 19 meeting.


“I think he’s been in the trenches with the Planning Commission,” said Council Member Joe Richter, who served as acting mayor. “I think he would be able to hit the ground running.

“Plus, he’s recently retired so I think he will have the time.”

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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