News

Minn. town has 4-year-old boy as mayor

Minn. town has 4-year-old boy as mayor

In this photo made Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Dorset , Minn., Bobby Tufts, the small town's 4-year-old mayor, poses for a photo before starting the Ronald McDonald fundraising walk. Bobby was only 3 when he won election last year as mayor of Dorset (population 22 to 28, depending on whether the minister and his family are in town). Dorset, which bills itself as the Restaurant Capital of the World, has no formal city government. Photo: Associated Press/Jeff Baenen

DORSET, Minn. (AP) — In the tiny Minnesota tourist town of Dorset, the mayor is a short guy known for his fondness of ice cream and fishing. He’s got the county’s top cop in his pocket.

And he’s 4 years old.

Mayor Robert “Bobby” Tufts was only 3 when he won election last year as mayor of Dorset, a town of a little more than 20 people in the lakes and pines of northern Minnesota. Bobby can pull it off because the job’s ceremonial. His only major act so far has been to put ice cream at the top of the food pyramid.

Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes is a fan, calling Bobby “a cute little bugger.”

The kid mayor is seeking a second term next month.

Latest Headlines

5 mins ago in Local

Joe Baldacci Drops Out of Race for Maine’s 2nd District

Fresh
MAINE HOUSE

Democrat Joe Baldacci is dropping out of the Democratic primary race for Maine's 2nd Congressional District.

40 mins ago in Local

Police are Looking for Man Who Fled After High-Speed Chase

Fresh
black1

Police are looking for a man who fled on foot after his car crashed in Manchester after a high-speed police chase.

1 hour ago in Local

More Than 84,000 Mainers Sign Up for Health Coverage

Fresh
GENERIC HEALTHCARE LARGE

The U.S. Department of health and Human Services says more than 84,000 Mainers signed up for health insurance for this year under the Affordable Care Act.

1 hour ago in Local

Maine Property Owners Could Foot Bill for School Funding Gap

Fresh
GENERIC SCHOOL

Property owners in Maine could end up footing the bill for an estimated $20 million gap in school funding next year.

10 hours ago in Sports, Trending, Viral Videos

WATCH: Leaked Super Bowl 50 commercials

14-overlay-1

A 30-second commercial spot on Super Sunday can cost up to $5 million. Which Super Sunday ad was your favorite?

Tweets

  • 0m
  • 1h
  • 1h
  • 4h
  • 4h
  • 4h
  • 4h