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Mankato’s first female mayor sworn in Monday

Najwa Massad took the oath office as mayor Monday night. She is the first woman to be elected to the top spot in Mankato.

Mankato Mayor Najwa Massad.

New council member Jessica Hatanpa was also sworn in; the current council is the first in the history of the city to have a female majority.

Also taking the oath of office was five-term Council member Mark Frost.

North Mankato’s newest City Council Member Sandra Oachs was also sworn in on Monday.