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Fargo mayor Walaker battling kidney cancer


FARGO — Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker has been battling kidney cancer and undergoing radiation treatment over the past several weeks.

After radiation treatment for renal cell carcinoma, Walaker, 73, experienced weakness and was hospitalized, city spokeswoman Karena Carlson said in a news release Friday.

He’s now recovering at home and is expected to return to his normal mayoral duties within seven to 10 days.

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Erik Burgess
Erik Burgess covers city and county government for The Forum. He started as the paper's night reporter in 2012, after graduating from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. He was born and raised in Grand Forks, N.D., and also spent time interning at the Grand Forks Herald.  Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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