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Dog elected mayor of small Minnesota town

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Cormorant's new mayor "Duke" Cormorant's new mayor "Duke"
CORMORANT, Minn. - A small Minnesota village has elected a mayor and their new leader just happens to be a 7-year-old dog.

Tricia Maloney says "Duke" doesn't know how to handle the publicity.

"He won by a landslide," said Maloney.  "Poor Richard Sherbook that owns the Cormorant store, he didn't even have half as many votes as Duke did."

Duke may not understand politics too well, but he's been doing a great job guarding the town.  He even makes sure cars aren't going past the speed limit!

"What he does is when the cars are coming through town, they're hitting town at 50 miles per hour, and he slows them down," explained David Rick.  "It's quite the country."

Duke will be sworn in on Sunday.  He won't receive a salary, but a pet store has agreed to donate a year's supply of food as a reward for his service.

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