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Senator Begich talks about local issues & funding needs


Suzanne Ashe

Senator Mark Begich (left) drops buy the Salmon Derby weigh in station on Sunday.

U.S. Senator Mark Begich-D had a busy Memorial Day weekend, but made a stop in Petersburg. While he was in town, Begich met with officials and toured several city facilities.

“We got to see a lot of the facilities, the new facilities, also the old ones. We got to tour the police station, which is in desperate need of help to say the least,” he said during an interview at the Harbormaster’s office.

Begich, 50, who is serving with Lisa Murkowski, said he was “unsure” if there would be any Federal funds available toward the design and construction of a new police department, but he...

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