Minot Mayor Chuck Barney reacts to death of former mayor

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Mayor Chuck Barney honored former mayor Orlin Backes... who died last week following a battle with cancer.

Mayor Barney spoke on how Backes supported and cared for his community.

“He was a former mayor as we all know, wonderful man and the community will surely miss his leadership and he's made a tremendous impact on our community,” said Mayor Barney.

Backes served as Minot Mayor from 1994 to '98.

The funeral will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.