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Published October 04, 2010, 09:44 AM

City of Frazee to decide the fate of former police chief

Frazee, Minn. (WDAY TV) - Some people in Frazee say that they don't want their police chief to leave. Mike Lorsung submitted his resignation amid accusations of stalking and harassing an ex-girlfriend. It's now up to the city to decide his fate.

The Frazee police department has been without a Chief for more than a month.

Sherri Kvamme: "I can’t see Mike doing that and I think its kind of a big shock to the town even."

Frazee resident Sherri Kvamme says Mike Lorsung has responded to a few of her calls, and says the allegations against him are hard to believe. In this small community, the word of Lorsung's resignation has spread, and caught Sherri Kvamme off guard.

Sherri Kvamme: "I think he should stay because he's done a very good job at doing the things that he needs to do."

We spoke with Lorsung over the phone and this is what he had to say.

"I decided that this was the best thing, the only thing I could do. Its unfortunate and I strongly deny every bit of it. All the allegations"

Although he says everything is untrue, Lorsung says the damage has already been done.

Jon Smith: "If its hearsay, if it’s factual, you don't really know. That's why he hired an investigator to conduct the interviews with people and find out and get to the bottom of what’s truth and what’s not."

The city has set a hearing for October 18th where city officials say they will likely accept Mike Lorsung's resignation. With no criminal charges filed against Lorsung. The city says the investigation will be closed and remains private after his formal resignation.

Jon Smith: "As long as the resignation is accepted and all that, everything will be concluded and well move on."

The city says it is looking in to a few internal candidates for chief. Lorsung says he is looking in to new law enforcement jobs, but would not comment where.