ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Senate has confirmed David Frederickson to serve as state agriculture commissioner in the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton.

The GOP-controlled Senate on Monday approved by voice vote the Democratic governor’s choice to lead the state Department of Agriculture.

Frederickson is a former state senator from Murdock who also led the National Farmers Union and was Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s agricultural outreach director. He is a fourth-generation farmer.

Frederickson took over the job in January for Gene Hugoson, who had served in the position under three governors since 1995.

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Comments (3)
  1. Francine Kosse says:

    Who pays when our senate goes into over time? I hope it isn’t the taxpayer.

  2. Up Set says:

    I bet it is? All ran on the idea that they were really going to get things done this time. What a joke!

  3. Pavel says:

    Typical strategy to delay and impede work that needs to be done. It might be forgiveable except for the crisis in agriculture with thousands of acres of farm land under water.

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