Duluth announces interim police chief, seeks permanent leaders

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Duluth's mayor has named the city's interim police chief.

According to a news release, Mayor Emily Larson says Mike Tusken will take the position until someone is found to permanently replace long-term Chief Gordon Ramsay, who's headed to Kansas.

Deputy Chief Tusken has been occasionally filling in for Ramsay, the Duluth News Tribune says. He's been in his position for six years and was appointed by Ramsay. The news release says Tusken has 23 years of service.

He says he'll also run for the permanent police chief position, Duluth News Tribune notes.

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Meanwhile, the city is also looking for a new permanent fire chief. Rep. Erik Simonson says he won't run for the position.

https://twitter.com/ErikSimonson/status/692765641808302082

The news release says the deputy fire chief will take on responsibilities "when called upon."

Simonson, who's been filling in, says he wants to focus on his campaign for the Minnesota State Senate. He announced his plans to run after Sen. Roger Reinert said he wouldn't seek re-election. The Democratic representative has served two terms.

The job postings will open Feb. 1.

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