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Jim Putnam campaigns for the Minnesota House seat during the 2012 Cloquet Labor Day parade. Putnam is stepping down as mayor of Scanlon and moving to Florida with his wife, Kathi, next week. File Photo

Changes are afoot in Scanlon

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As of Sept. 25, Scanlon is losing its mayor.

Two-term mayor and longtime Carlton County resident Jim Putnam is stepping down and moving to Florida. Putnam and his wife, Kathi, were set to close on the sale of their Scanlon home Sept. 20 and Putnam said his final council meeting as mayor will be Sept. 24.


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