By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Sen. David Tomassoni has told his constituents on the Iron Range that he has been diagnosed with ALS.

He said he’s had it for a while now and worked through the entire legislative session feeling its effects. He says he will continue as a state senator to the best of his abilities.

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Tomassoni has been a state representative and state senator for 29 years. He is an Independent.