Politically, the resignation of Tony Lourey as Commissioner of Public Health only means one thing, based on a selfish, not thought out the political decision the DFL lost a Senate seat for nothing. Sure, people may speculate as to why Lourey left, which is pedantic post hoc filler for Fish Wrap News, but utterly unimportant. By all appearances, Lourey was able to legislate, by being one of 67, but not administrate to a significant population of staff, and service recipients.
The return of Pam Wheelock, The Fixer, to the political scene is an interesting and well-decided move. HT Governor Tim Walz (DFL-MN) hint, hint, it should have been the first move rather than sacrifice a Senate seat.