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Legal Tab In Senate Scandal Reaches $46,150

The legal tab for the Minnesota Senate over the firing of a high-ranking staffer is $46,150 and counting.

05/25/2012

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Minn. Senate GOP Releases Letter On Secret Legal Deal

A top Republican says a confidential legal arrangement in the Minnesota Senate is costing taxpayers $200 to $300 an hour stemming from a high-level scandal involving the former majority leader.

04/20/2012

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Brodkorb Denies Misconduct In Unemployment Appeal

Fired Minnesota Senate aide Michael Brodkorb has denied violating policies or committing misconduct as he seeks to reverse a decision costing him unemployment benefits.

04/19/2012

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Minnesota Senate’s Legal Deal Remains Secret

The private attorney hired by the Minnesota Senate to handle fallout from the former majority leader’s extramarital affair said Tuesday she doesn’t have a formal contract outlining her duties and refused to say how much she is being paid.

04/17/2012

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Fired Senate Staffer Denied Unemployment Benefits

The Republican Senate staffer fired for an affair with the majority leader had been denied jobless benefits, reports Minnesota Public Radio.

04/13/2012

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Minn. Senate Saga To Cost Public Win, Lose Or Draw

Legal costs are mounting at taxpayer expense even before former high-ranking Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb sues over his dismissal.

04/01/2012

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Minn. Ethics Panel Bogs Down Over Senator’s Case

A Minnesota Senate ethics hearing stemming from a sexual affair that brought down the Senate’s majority leader devolved Friday into a testy episode of can’t ask, can’t tell.

03/23/2012

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Brodkorb Takes Step Toward Lawsuit

A former Minnesota legislative employee who was fired in connection to an affair with the Senate majority leader is taking a concrete step toward a possible lawsuit.

03/21/2012

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GOP Leaders Want Ethics Complaint Resolved Quickly

The Republican Senate wants to hold a hearing on the ethics complaint against Senator Geoff Michel as soon as it can.

03/20/2012

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Senate DFLer Files Ethics Complaint Against Michel

A Democratic state senator has filed an ethics complaint against Republican Sen. Geoff Michel over his handling of allegations of infidelity against former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch.

03/19/2012

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Brodkorb Threatens To Expose Other Capitol Affairs

A fired Minnesota Senate GOP staffer is threatening to expose adulterous affairs by other legislators as part of a potential lawsuit over his firing, according to a document made public Thursday.

03/15/2012

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Attorney: Brodkorb, Koch Had Intimate Relationship

An attorney for a fired Senate staffer confirmed Wednesday that his client had an intimate relationship with former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch.

03/14/2012

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Edina Senator Geoff Michel Will Not Seek Reelection

Add Geoff Michel’s name to the list of lawmakers who are calling it quits.

03/05/2012

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Humbled Minn. Sen. Koch Says No Reelection Bid

State Sen. Amy Koch says she’s sticking with her decision not to seek reelection after engaging in a relationship with a subordinate, despite comments she made last week.

01/23/2012

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WCCO Interview: Sen. Koch On Stepping Down, Aftermath

In her first television interview since she stepped down as Minnesota’a Senate Majority Leader, Amy Koch is rethinking her decision not to run for reelection after admitting she had an inappropriate relationship with a Senate staffer.

01/21/2012

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Minn. Senate Leader: No Complaint In Koch Matter

New Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem says he doesn’t plan to file an ethics complaint against Sen. Amy Koch or other senators in connection with events leading up to Koch’s abrupt resignation as majority leader last year.

01/19/2012

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Republican Caucus Names Sviggum Executive Assistant

The Senate Republican Caucus has named former Minnesota House Speaker Steve Sviggum as its executive assistant and communications director.

01/16/2012

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Minn. Republicans Meet To Elect New Leadership

Minnesota Republicans meet Saturday to elect a new chairman during a difficult time for the party.

12/31/2011

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Minnesota Senate GOP Picks New Majority Leader

Minneosta Senate Republicans have elected Dave Senjem of Rochester as their new majority leader.

12/27/2011

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Minn. Senate GOP Secretive In Picking New Leader

The contest among state Senate Republicans to replace fallen majority leader Amy Koch is happening behind closed doors at the State Capitol, with most of the leading candidates not willing to publicly announce their intentions as of Thursday even as next week’s election approaches.

12/22/2011

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Sen. Koch Issues Statement On Relationship With Staffer

Former Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch says she’s “deeply sorry by engaging in a relationship with a Senate staffer” in a statement issued Wednesday.

12/21/2011

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Dayton’s Response To Koch’s Resignation, Election Set

Minnesota Senate Republicans have set next Tuesday as the day they will elect a new Majority Leader. That’s the person who will replace Senator Amy Koch, who resigned suddenly last week amid controversy.

12/20/2011

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Esme’s Blog: MN Republicans Had A Very, Very Bad Week

The coming year that is 2012 should be a banner one for Republicans. But in Minnesota the party faithful have to be reeling, wondering how their leaders could have let them down at so many levels.

12/17/2011

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Sources: Sen. Amy Koch Resigned After Allegations

Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch resigned her post Thursday after she was confronted by GOP Senate leaders about allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a Senate staffer, according to high level State Capitol sources.

12/16/2011

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GOP To Pick Minn. Senate Leader By Month’s End

Minnesota Senate Republicans plan to pick a new majority leader by the end of December after their chief stepped down unexpectedly.

12/16/2011

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