DFL Senate Selects Franzen As New Leader

Minnesota Report Last night the Senate DFL met to choose a successor for Senate Minority Leader Susan Kent (DFL-53, Woodbury) who had announced her resignation earlier this month. As we expected, he 31 member caucus selected Sen Melisa Franzen (DFL-49, Edina). The...

Aborted Coup

There are few places where you can get the story behind the story in politics. We hope Checks & Balances can help to fill in some of the gaps. The opening of the 2001 Minnesota Legislature began with its own bit of intrigue on the House side. The DFL House Caucus...