A change in leadership in Arcadia. Mayor John Kimmel was recalled Tuesday, losing to Trempealeau County Board member Rob Reichwein, 373-to-164.
Some 200 residents signed recall petitions a few weeks ago, claiming Kimmel did not appropriate city funds correctly, or let the public have enough of a say over the hot-button issue of frac-sand mining. Arcadia had a moratorium on new silica-sand mines which ended in September.
Kimmel, serving his fourth term, said the accusations were false and cited a strong local business climate with low unemployment and low taxes.