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Mayor of Winona resigns, special council meeting set for Thursday

Mayor of Winona resigns, special council meeting set for Thursday

POSTED: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 2:59pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12:18pm

According to the City of Winona, Dede Stroud has resigned from her position as mayor.

Officials tell KETK Stroud met with a city council member on Monday and handed them a short letter of resignation along with her city hall keys and iPad issued to her by the city.

Mayor Pro-Tem Earl Brown will fill Stroud's spot until further notice.

Stroud was elected to the position of mayor on May 10, 2014, defeating incumbent Rusty Smith by 81 votes.

Since September 2013, Winona has racked up a debt of over $350,000, according to the city's financial audit.

Officials have also confirmed there will be a special council meeting held Thursday at 6:30 p.m., concerning the abrupt resignation and the future of the city.

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Those that are speaking ill of Dede have not walked a day in her shoes over the past 3 months, you have no idea what she has been through, the lack of respect that was shown to her, the list goes on and on, so you have no right to say anything!! All Dede wanted to do was be a voice for the people of Winona, and was never given the opportunity to do so. The amount of money lost this year is just a drop in the bucket compared the 198,000 dollars the police dept. lost the city last year!!

The City of Winona needs to WAKE UP!!! Sad that folks can't work with others in order to unite a city that has been torn apart by slum lords, liquior stores and City Officials that are draining the city! It's nothing but a bunch of high school drama! Proud of you Dede...just remember you can't fix stupid!!!

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