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PUC, council cool to idea of eliminating superintendent post


Most Brainerd City Council and Brainerd Public Utilities Commission members who met Monday at a rare joint session voiced concerns about an idea floated by Brainerd Council President Mary Koep.

Koep, who called the special meeting, said the recent resignation of PUC Superintendent Tom Phelps represented a “golden opportunity” to restructure the position and place administrative responsibilities with the existing city administrator.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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