Government Seeks Default Ruling Against Nienow The U.S. government filed a motion Tuesday seeking a $748,000 default judgment against state Sen. Sean Nienow over an unpaid small-business loan. The Small Business Administration sued Nienow, a Republican from Cambridge, in January. They said he and his wife Cynthia signed for a $613,000 loan in 2009 but stopped making their payments about 18 months later.
Minn. Senator Says Lawsuit Unrelated To His Duties A state senator who's accused of failing to repay a Small Business Administration loan says the case is not related to his legislative duties.
Drug Test For Lawmakers: Next Stop, SenateMembers of the Minnesota Senate will decide whether to require drug tests for lawmakers to qualify for their pay and benefits.
Bachmann Joins Senator To Request Medicaid AuditMinnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and a state senator are calling for a state and national audit of Medicaid.