The Red Wing mayor came under fire Monday night from citizens opposed to his taking on a second job as executive director of a pro sand-mining trade group and lobbying organization.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that some 50 people attended a meeting where the issue was discussed by City Council members.
Red Wing Mayor Dennis Egan is the head of the Minnesota Industrial Sand Council and says he will not step down as mayor, even after many attendees said he has a conflict of interest in accepting the position.
The newspaper reports that former Minnesota State Senator, and Red Wing resident, Steve Murphy, has called for Egan to resign for his mayoral position.
In an open letter, Murphy called Egan's job working as a paid lobbyist is unethical and a breach of the public trust......