Warning: This story may disturb some readers.
The mayor of Rice, MN has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of not providing adequate shelter for his dog. His dog froze to death outside of his home in February when the temperature was 15 degrees below zero and the wind chill was about minus 30. The dog’s house was a plastic travel kennel. The mayor was ordered to pay a $50 fine plus extra fees which made his grand total $132.