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Valley City Mayor Re-elected
VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) - A southeastern North Dakota mayor who survived a recall election two years ago has held off another challenge. Voters in Valley City on Tuesday gave Bob Werkhoven another four years in the race against Jeff Edwards. KOVC radio reports that Werkhoven received 721 votes, to 581 for Edwards.

Werkhoven won a 2012 recall election with 57 percent of the vote.

The special election stemmed from political turmoil that included the departure of police chief Dean Ross amid allegations he mishandled public money. The city dropped those allegations, and Ross ran for Werkhoven's seat.