The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Election 2012

October 25, 2012

Mankato councilwoman challenged by write-in candidate

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MANKATO —

“I think I can improve that,” he said.

For example, he’d like to have monthly meetings, borrowing an idea from Councilwoman Karen Foreman.

He said he would always vote in accordance with what the ward’s residents think.

“It’s about the ward, it’s not about Dennis,” he said.

Some people whose door he knocks on “wonder who the incumbent is.”

“Hopefully, I can change that,” he said.

He also said the city shouldn’t have spent the $3,000 or so it did to send two councilors to a Moldova city celebrating its 550th anniversary.

“I don’t know that the city gained anything,” he said.

Rovney disputes the argument that she doesn’t communicate with residents enough.

She said she attends neighborhood association meetings, though not every one. She also said she meets with residents regularly and is available for questions.

“I feel like I am out there. I do want to talk to people,” she said.

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