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  St. Paul mayor gets a flaming e-mail
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Last EditedEric  Jan 15, 2005 12:02am
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MediaNewspaper - Star Tribune, The (Minneapolis - St. Paul)
News DateSaturday, January 15, 2005 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe sparks are flying in St. Paul political circles, and the heat is coming from the city's largest firefighters union.

Pat Flanagan, new president of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 21, sent off a fiery e-mail to Mayor Randy Kelly this week in which he said the mayor and his deputy, Dennis Flaherty, would not be welcome at the union's biggest bash of the year -- the annual installation party.

The event was held Friday at the Prom Expo Center in Oakdale.

Reasons for the snub, Flanagan wrote, are the mayor's budget cuts, his decision to decommission an engine company, and growing tensions at the bargaining table.
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