Sunday, August 5, 2018

On This Date in Minnesota History: August 5

August 5, 2012 - The position of "Mayor of Dorset" (Minn.) is a symbolic one, the town being run by a group of five local business owners. The town holds a yearly election at the "Taste of Dorset" festival, residents paying $1 to add a name of their choice to a hat, with a random slip being drawn to select a Mayor.


On this date, then three-year-old Robert "Bobby" Tufts became mayor for a one-year term, when his name was drawn. Bobby became a media darling, appearing on the Today Show, Good Morning America and a number of other TV shows, promoted as the country’s youngest mayor.

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