Senate 2003-2012 (District 3); Senate 2013-2016 (District 5)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Aitkin, Beltrami, Cass, Hubbard, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods
Grand Rapids High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1966St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota; B.A.; History, 1970
Two children: Tim (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: economic development, jobs, transportation, education, natural resources.He was an Offensive Guard on the St. Olaf College football team.Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.