Dayton Appoints Minn. Human Rights Chief

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed a lawyer from the Ramsey County Attorney’s office to serve as state commissioner of human rights.

Kevin Lindsey is a civil litigation attorney for Ramsey County who has worked on issues concerning human services, housing, employment and civil litigation. Prior to working for the county, Lindsey worked for several law firms specializing in employment and health law.

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights investigates charges of illegal discrimination, enforces equal opportunity requirements in the awarding of state contracts, and tries to eliminate discrimination through education programs.

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