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Keith Franke gets a hug from family members after he was sworn-in Tuesday night as the city of St. Paul Park's new mayor.

Franke takes mayor's seat in St. Paul Park

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St. Paul Park business owner Keith Franke was sworn-in Tuesday as the city's new mayor, taking his seat as the city's first new leader in almost a decade.

Franke -- the owner and operator of the Park Cafe and Franke's Bar on Broadway Avenue -- emerged victorious in his first political foray when he defeated longtime mayor John Hunziker in last November's election.

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