ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has called special elections for two open Minnesota Senate seats long represented by Democrats — one in Brooklyn Park, the other in Minneapolis.

Dayton scheduled contests Tuesday to fill the seats of Sen. Linda Berglin, who is resigning, and Sen. Linda Scheid (schyd), who died last month.

Both special elections will be held on Oct. 18, with primaries on Sept. 13 if needed.

Scheid represented the Brooklyn Park area in the Legislature for three decades. Her seat has been vacant since she died June 15 after fighting ovarian cancer.

Berglin announced her resignation Monday after almost four decades representing Minneapolis in the Legislature. She is the longest-serving woman senator in state history.

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Comments (18)
  1. DFLSUX says:

    Dayton sux.

    1. Sanity says:

      So do you. Just so you know it’s spelled Sucks, but who can blame your 3rd grade education

      1. InSanity says:

        Your a bloody joke…you don’t say nothing about the GOPSUX guy!

        1. InSanity says:

          Sorry..YOU’RE a bloody joke!

    2. Tea Bag says:

      Get off our side….

      This is a typical DFL response…..

      Grow up….

  2. John says:

    kevin and I are flying to New York this weekend to get married. Wish us well.

  3. kevin says:

    John, your a lib. and no one cares what you think. Now get a job with Oberstar. OPS ,he not working I forgot.

  4. thgir says:


    It’s “you’re”, not to mention “oops”.

    1. luvin kevin says:

      Isn’t it fun to mock kevin and then watch to see what his maniac response will be? I look forward to it every day. I love his spelling and grammar.

  5. American made says:

    Maybe Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park will wake up and finally vote for someone who will represent them and not in there for themselves.

    1. Spectre says:

      I’ll wager that you sit on your brains…

    2. Jake says:

      Sure would be good to see, but I doubt that it will happen.

  6. Kyle says:

    Hopefully, they will elect someone representative of themselves, ultra-progressives. John and Kevin I wish you the best in new york!

    1. John says:

      Thanks Kyle. It should be a wonderful wedding.

  7. Bring it on says:

    I love the idea…let’s see which way the people vote!!!!

  8. Undercover says:

    With all the “victims” in Brooklyn Park and Minneapolis, I’m sure they will be replaced by good party redistributionists.

  9. barrister says:

    Linda Berglin and Linda Scheid did more for healthcare,and the working
    people than anybody else in Minnesota

  10. Dale Gribble says:

    Now Scheid can raise taxes in Hell! Good riddance to traitors.

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