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Minden Mayor Bill Robertson dies at 75

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MINDEN, La. (AP) - Longterm Mayor Bill Robertson has died after rehabbing from major back surgery performed in April. He was 75.

Robertson's daughter, Brenda Weeks, confirmed her father died Thursday at Promise Hospital of Louisiana in Bossier City. An infection in his hip from a previous surgery also complicated his recovery but Weeks says his death still came as a shock.

Robertson began serving as mayor on Jan. 1, 1991. The Democrat was elected to his sixth term in October 2010. Webster Clerk of Court Holli Vining says a special election will need to be held because more than a year remains in his term.

Visitation is Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Eastside Missionary Baptist Church. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church.

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