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Published November 05, 2012, 06:37 PM

Michigan ND Mayor Resigns After Water Billing Issue

The Mayor of Michigan, North Dakota has resigned after problems stemming from a water billing issue.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

The Mayor of Michigan, North Dakota has resigned after problems stemming from a water billing issue.

Bernie Linstad verbally resigned last friday morning while trying to deal with an ongoing complaint about a small overcharge in a resident’s bill. Valerie Larson is complaining about an unexpected rate hike in her May water bill of 35 dollars. The city maintains that the spike was a result of a new way of billing residents month-to-month. Larson didn't buy it and the argument escalated to the point in which the mayor quit. Mayor Linstad says he will officially resign at a city council meeting tonight. City council president Scott Gilbertson will take over until the city finds a replacement.

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