Winston “Win” Borden, a DFL state senator in the 1970s from Brainerd who later was imprisoned for failure to pay taxes, has died. He was 70.
Republican State Senator John Pederson has joined the race to try to succeed Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th District. “I have very strong beliefs about the future of our country,” Pederson said. “I believe I have the qualifications that will enable me to effectively represent the interests of the people in the 6th Congressional District.”
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.
State Sen. Linda Scheid, who taught overseas before embarking on a three decade career in the Minnesota Legislature, died Wednesday. She was 68.