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Published January 23, 2012, 10:44 AM

Valley City mayoral recall election set Tuesday

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) — Valley City residents go to the polls this week to decide whether Mayor Bob Werkhoven will keep his job. Werkhoven and a city commissioner are targets in a recall election scheduled for Tuesday.

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) — Valley City residents go to the polls this week to decide whether Mayor Bob Werkhoven will keep his job.

Werkhoven and a city commissioner are targets in a recall election scheduled for Tuesday. It stems from political turmoil that plagued the city last year, and included the departure of Police Chief Dean Ross amid allegations he mishandled public money. The city dropped those allegations, and Ross is now running for Werkhoven's seat.

Ross tells KOVC radio that he isn't running to seek revenge. He says he wants to focus on making constructive changes to the city if elected mayor.

Werkhoven says he's done nothing to warrant a recall, and the money spent on the election could be put to better use.

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