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Beaver Bay Mayor Mark Russell listened to about 30 residents Tuesday at an open forum at city hall. Russell called the meeting to ease tensions after actions by the city council in past months.

Forum eases ire in Beaver Bay

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What had the makings of a Beaver Bay Spring was calmed to more of a Velvet Revolution Tuesday as 30 residents gathered at a public forum to air their grievances or quell rumors about the city government here.


The 90-minute meeting with city council members was punctuated with applause for democracy in action and calls for more forums to ease misunderstanding about city leaders making changes to the makeup of this city of 181 people.

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