CROOKSTON, Minn. — After serving less than a year in office, Crookston Mayor Guy Martin resigned from his position at a City Council meeting Monday, Sept. 23.

Vice Mayor Dale Stainbrook is set to serve as acting mayor until Martin's replacement is determined.

Martin cited ongoing disagreements with members of the council over a proposed soybean crushing plant as his reason for stepping down.

"My vision for Crookston's future success cannot be reconciled with the council that's seated now," he told council members at the meeting's opening. "Therefore, I'm resigning my position as mayor for the city of Crookston."

Martin had served as a member of the City Council since 2003 before becoming mayor in 2019, according to the city's website. He canceled a Tuesday interview with WDAY and declined to comment when reached by the Herald via telephone Tuesday.