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Heather White may have to bid farewell to Tilly due to a city ordinance forbidding pot bellied pigs. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Akeley City Council says 'Tilly' the pot-bellied pig can stay

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AKELEY - Thanks to a split-vote ruling last week by city leaders here, Tilly the pot-bellied pig may call Akeley home.

The council approved on a 3-2 vote changing the city's ordinance to allow pot-bellied pigs to be classified as domesticated animals, meaning Tania Sorvisto and her daughters, Heather and Danielle White, 5 and 7 respectively, will be able to keep their beloved pig.

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