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TENNEY, Minn. (WCCO) – The teeny, tiny town of Tenney, Minn. has voted itself out of existence. With a turnout of 100 percent, voters approved a motion to dissolve.

“The official count has been completed,” announced Mayor Kristen Schwab on Wednesday.

The vote didn’t take long, “not with three people voting,” chuckled Schwab.

According to Schwab, the vote was taken because, under Minnesota statute, towns generally need five to seven council members to run a government. Mayor Schwab says one advantage of living in a town of three is that everybody looks out for each other and nothing bad happens.

Tenney is, or was, located in Wilkin County in west-central Minnesota. The vote now leaves Funkley — with a population of five — as Minnesota’s smallest community.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Steve Murphy Reports

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