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Who wants to be mayor of Fountain City? No one, apparently

No one is stepping up to run for the office in a small river town across the border in Wisconsin. Some residents tell the Winona Daily News no one wants the job, others say there's too much criticism that comes with the post. It's a common story for small towns. The mayor of Goodview, just across the river, says "we’ve literally campaigned for people to run against us.”
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No one is stepping up to run for the office in a small river town across the border in Wisconsin. Some residents tell the Winona Daily News no one wants the job, others say there's too much criticism that comes with the post. It's a common story for small towns. The mayor of Goodview, just across the river, says "we’ve literally campaigned for people to run against us.”

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