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Lake Park Mayor Says He Will Not Resign

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The Lake Park mayor says he will not resign amid hundreds in town asking him to quit.  This comes after Mayor Aaron Wittnebel gave an Alford plea for stealing from his special needs sister, along with other city protocol issues. Multiple meetings have been held over the past two months for peoples to express concerns and disapproval. The mayor has failed to show at the previous two, but attended Monday night, fueling a heated meeting.

Lake Park Police Chief, Jay Nelson, says, "Are you going to apologize to any of us employees about any of the chaos that you've created by your actions?"

Lake Park Mayor, Aaron Wittnebel, says, "I'm not going to apologize for any of my personal issues. I'm not!"

Lake Park City Clerk, Lonnie Neuner, says, "It's not apologizing for anything in your personal life, it's apologizing for the light you've brought onto the city.”

Council members say they don't think they can get past the embarrassment the mayor has caused.

Amy Unrau

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