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    Duke The Minnesota Dog Mayor Has Died, So Today, We Mourn

    The Greatest Pyrenees of them all died on Thursday.

    Many of you are probably familiar with Mayor Duke — the big white floofy boye who reigned over the town of Cormorant, Minnesota, for four blissful terms.

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    Duke was first elected Mayor of Cormorant on a write-in ballot in 2014. He has since been reelected three more times, and has become pretty well-known in the political circuit.

    The 13-year-old stimker passed away on Feb. 21, several months after retiring due to declining health.

    However, Mayor Duke's contributions will never be forgotten.

    He was a fierce advocate for the Humane Society...

    ...a bridge builder (between rivers AND communities)...

    ...a supporter and male ally to the Girl Scouts...

    ...and the #1 cheerleader at town-wide sporting events.

    Mayor Duke was so much more than a dog mayor — he was a political icon, a friend to all, and one LORG H*CKIN' WOOFER.

    Rest easy, Mayor Duke, the Greatest Pyrenees of them all. Thank you for your service. 💖

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