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Bill Spitzer of St. Charles is new head of Minnesota Mayors Association


St. Charles Mayor Bill Spitzer was elected president Saturday of the Minnesota Mayors Association at the group’s annual convention in Owatonna.

He’ll serve a one-year term, taking over from Owatonna Mayor Tom Kuntz.

About 60 state mayors attended the gathering, which focused on dealing with the changing political landscape, which includes bigger challenges for many cities that  face social and economic changes.