ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Most of the legislative business at the Capitol has been called off so lawmakers can attend the funeral of a colleague.

The funeral for state Sen. Gary Kubly will be held Wednesday morning in his hometown of Granite Falls.

Kubly, who was 68, died on Friday after a battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday in honor of Kubly. Dayton plans to attend the funeral and has also declared Wednesday to be “Gary Kubly Day” in Minnesota.

Kubly was a Lutheran minister in addition to his legislative service. He served three terms in the state House starting in 1996, then moved to the state Senate where he served three terms.

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Comments (4)
  1. david s hovda says:

    Ssnator Kubly :
    Here was a politician and a leader you willl not see very often in your lifetime. His impact and wisdom will not be felt for some 5-10 years down the road. something lilke Harry s Truman. When you think of all the other so called leaders in local and state gov. they are all a bunch of Hypocrits, A- holes , dumb, and classless morons. what would this state and county be like, if all leaders were like Kubly!!! (we would be way ahead, and admired.)

  2. G Dog says:

    Senator Kubly was a Minnesotan first and foremost, unlike the current crop of boobs who pledge their life to their party about the needs of the citizens.

    RIP Senator.

  3. GrandmaJ says:

    As a resident of MN, and Gary Kubly’s district, I want to thank his family for allowing the time he spent away from home all these years in the leadership for a better state. There but a few like him pass our way and have as great of impact on the people around him. His wisdom, strength and knowledge will be extremely missed.
    It is sad when we see such diseases remove great people from the lives of the rest of us. I hope what he has spent decades trying to do in making our state a better place to live is not forgotten.
    Our hearts are sad as we grieve with the family. Our prayers are with you.

  4. Bob says:

    Judiciary Committee Update
    Update: July 15, 2003 1:45 p.m.
    Statute of limitations bill okayed
    Members of the Judiciary Committee held an evening meeting Tues., Mar. 25, to consider a bill extending the statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse civil suits. In a hearing room packed with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, the panel, chaired by Sen. Don Betzold (DFL-Fridley), deliberated on the provisions of a bill to extend the statute 30 years from the age of majority.

    Sen. Gary Kubly (DFL-Granite Falls), chief author of the bill, said he hoped the bill would help in the survivors’ healing process and provide others with the support needed to come forward and find a way to become whole after having experienced childhood sexual abuse.

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