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CALDWELL -- Canyon County Commissioner Craig Hanson has apologized in a letter to members of the Caldwell mayor's staff and others who were unintentionally offended during a May 19 incident that has been reported to the police.

Mayor Garret Nancolas asked for the apology for what the mayor describes as Hanson's red-faced and threatening outburst directed at the mayor's secretary and others.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that Hanson was displeased with a Caldwell Chamber of Commerce political ad on May 18 criticizing county commissioners for relocating the Canyon County Fair.

Commissioners called the ad a political attack just ahead of the May 20 election.

Caldwell Police Department Chief Chris Allgood says police are investigating the events of May 19.

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