Minn. Senate Settles Lawsuit From Fired Staffer The Minnesota Senate agreed Thursday to settle a lawsuit brought by a former staffer who was fired after he was found to be having an affair with the chamber's majority leader. The Senate agreed to pay Michael Brodkorb $30,000, an amount that chamber leaders said was equal to severance offered Brodkorb before he was fired in December 2011. He had been seeking more than $500,000.
Fired Minn. Aide's Lawsuit Cites Other AffairsFor the first time, a fired Minnesota Senate operative has made detailed accusations central to his federal wrongful termination lawsuit: a list of other lawmakers and staff members who allegedly carried on affairs over the years without losing their jobs.
St. Paul Pastor Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Affair With 16-Year-OldA West St. Paul pastor has pleaded guilty in connection with having an affair with his 16-year-old parishioner, and even leaving the state with the juvenile to flee to Mexico.
Amy Koch Breaks Her Silence After Affair, ResignationFormer Republican Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch is breaking her silence about her resignation.