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Prior Lake city manager terminated after domestic assault charges

Michael Plante. Photo: Scott County Jail
Michael Plante.

Updated: August 19, 2019 05:21 PM

A Prior Lake city manager's job has been terminated, according to the city.

The Prior Lake City Council voted, 5-0, at Monday night's meeting to terminate Michael Plante's contract immediately.

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According to court documents, Plante was charged on Friday with one count of felony domestic assault and two counts of misdemeanor domestic assault by the Scott County Sheriff's Office. He had originally been placed on administrative leave on Wednesday after his arrest on allegations of domestic abuse.

Prior Lake city manager charged with 3 counts of domestic assault, placed on leave

"The council's action today is in the best interest of our employees and our residents. Our job is to promote confidence in the integrity of the administration of city government. Charges of this nature impact that trust," said Mayor Kirt Briggs, speaking on behalf of the city council. 

A release states assistant city manager Lori Olson has been named interim city manager while the next steps for permanently filing the position are considered by the council.

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