MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota Board of Regents are welcoming three new members and one re-elected incumbent.
The chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, Lorie Gildea, on Thursday swore in incumbent David Larson and new regents Steve Sviggum, David McMillan and Laura Brod.READ MORE: Brooklyn Park Joins Growing List Of Minnesota Cities Requiring Masks In City Buildings
Sviggum and Brod are former Republican lawmakers. Sviggum is a former speaker of the House while Brod represented New Prague.READ MORE: Wastewater Testing Reveals Scale Of St. Paul's COVID Spread
McMillan is from Duluth and is a senior vice president of the energy company Allete. He’s also the former chairman of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.
In selecting the new regents, the Republican-controlled Legislature rejected incumbent Regent Steven Hunter, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO labor union.MORE NEWS: 'I'm Scared For My Patients': As COVID Cases Surge, Delta Plus Variant Worries Medical Experts
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