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Dorset's mayor brings 4 years of life experience to the job

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Dorset, Minnesota, does not have a city hall. The town near Park Rapids is not even incorporated. But it does have a very distinctive mayor.

Robert Tufts is four years old.

WCCO-TV was able to book an interview with his honor as the area prepares to host the visitors coming up for this weekend's fishing opener.

Warning: do not watch this if you don't like cute four-year-olds.

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Dorset is obviously a town that does not take itself too seriously. The town that calls itself the Restaurant Capital of the World celebrates its gustatory delights annually at a festival called A Taste of Dorset.

One tradition at the event is the selection of the next year's mayor. Instead of electing one, the townfolk pull a name out of a hat. And whomever that name belongs to is the next mayor. Even if he is four years old.

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