DORSET, Minn. (July 10, 2013)—The mayor of the tiny tourist town of Dorset, Minn., is short, fond of ice cream and fishing, and has the county’s top cop in his pocket.
And he's just 4 years old.
Mayor Robert "Bobby" Tufts was only 3 when he won election last year as mayor of Dorset, a town of a little more than 20 people in the lakes and pines of northern Minnesota.
Bobby can pull it off because the job's ceremonial; his only major act so far has been to put ice cream at the top of the food pyramid.
Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes is a fan.
He says Bobby is "a cute little bugger."
Bobby will seek a second term next month.