Committee To Investigate New U Of M Regent

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A special committee of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents is set to meet twice this week to determine if former House Speaker Steve Sviggum has a conflict of interest serving at a regent.

Sviggum is also a lecturer in the university’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Among other things, the regents set the budget for university.

Regents Chairman Clyde Allen, Vice Chair Linda Cohen and Regent Patricia Simmons are set to meet Tuesday to get organized then meet again Thursday afternoon to make a determination.

Sviggum was sworn in earlier this month.

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