May 14, 2013
4-Year-Old Appointed Mayor of Minnesota Fishing Town
By CJ Lotz
Every year, the tiny Minnesota fishing town of Dorset (population: 22) literally draws a name from a hat to select its next mayor. This year, that mayor is 4 years old. Robert Tufts—he prefers to be called Bobbie—walks through the town with a big stick and an ear for good fishing tales. And, in case you were curious, Mayor Tufts said in an interview with a local TV station that bobbers "taste like fish poop."
Tufts' tenure ends in August, when the next mayor's name will be drawn.