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ND Senate Minority Leader Joan Heckaman to retire

Courtesy: North Dakota Democratic-NPL PartyNEW ROCKFORD, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Senate Minority Leader Joan Heckaman announces her retirement at the end of her term after being redistricted out of her New Rockford District. The Democratic-NPL State Senator is the first woman to serve as minority leader in the Legislature. She was first elected to the Senate in 2006. Dem-NPL…

Kent Defeats Bakk To Become Leader of DFL Senate Caucus In Minnesota

The 32-member caucus is signaling a shift in direction for the party

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota state Sen. Susan Kent defeated longtime Sen. Tom Bakk in an election for the leadership of the DFL Senate caucus. The two-term member from Woodbury was elected Senate DFL Minority Leader on Saturday, toppling the longtime Iron Range leader to become the first woman ever to lead the caucus. The 32-member caucus is signaling a…