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Merrill recall forum held on Thursday

MERRILL (WAOW) — The T.B. Scott Free Library hosted a forum for the Merrill recall election at the Merrill Enrichment and Expo Center on Thursday night.

“It’s a forum and not a debate,” said moderator Melinda Osterberg. “So we’re not looking for any sort of back and forth, it’s really just about what do you feel are the most important issues for the city of Merrill.”

All of the incumbent aldermen were in attendance, but none of the candidates challenging them showed up.

The current aldermen shared their thoughts on how the council can be improved, their biggest challenges and they also discussed the tax increase that lead to the recall process.

The recall election will take place Tuesday, July 16. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sarah McGrew

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