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Afton Mayor Dick Bend.

Local roots run deep for new Afton mayor

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It’s only been two weeks since Dick Bend was appointed to serve as Afton’s mayor, but he’s already settling in nicely.

Bend, 65, took the oath of office during a special meeting on Thursday, Jan. 2.

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He was appointed by Afton City Council last month to carry out former mayor Pat Snyder’s remaining term following her resignation in December. Snyder had one year left on her term.

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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.
(651) 702-0976
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