Gene Rosholt

Buxton Mayor Gene Rosholt, 71, died Wednesday at Sanford Broadway Medical Center in Fargo.

The longtime city leader had been battling an illness recently prior to his passing, according to Travis Soderberg, who served on the Buxton City Council with Rosholt.

“We’re all shocked and numb over the news,” Soderberg said Thursday.

“A person can’t say enough good things about Gene. He meant a lot to this town.”

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